Potential Publishers

Compose Dream Games runs both a Canadian and a UK based marketplace. We distribute to retailers in both countries. Most publishers arrange to work with both branches. Terms are essentially identical. (You are currently on our UK site.)

Are you a Canadian or UK based RPG game designer or publisher we'd love to have you join the Compose Dream Games Marketplace! We also assist publishers from other places get their games to hobby gamers in these areas.

We sell Print and PDF direct to consumers, and to Friendly Local Game Stores. The CDG Marketplace takes only a 15% cut, with a 25% cut at the many events we attend .

Here are the basics of Selling on the Compose Dream Games RPG Marketplace:

  • We sell Print & PDF, and PDF Only.
  • Any print sales are always bundled with a PDF. We have a PDF guarantee for all our customers.
  • Retailers received a 40% discount off MSRP. This applies before any other fees.
  • Print material is placed on consignment, and you are responsible for getting your books to us. (We do have a USA shipping address.)
  • CDG Marketplace takes a 15% cut of all sales. This occurs after any other discounts or fees, transaction processing fees are ~3% + 30 cents.
  • Sales at the many events that CDG Marketplace attends are at 25%, and all items are treated as if they incurred full transaction processing fees.
  • Payments to our publishers are made quarterly.
  • All products are listed for you by our team.
  • Prices are set in Canadian funds ($CAD), but customers can checkout with other funds. Currency conversion is automatically calculated.

Sales Examples

  • A sale of a £10 PDF, would net a publisher £7.99
  • A sale of a £20 book to a customer would net the publisher £16.23
  • A sale of a £50 book to a customer would net the publisher £40.97
  • A sale of a £50 book at an event would net the publisher £36.15
  • A sale of a £20 book to a retailer would net the publisher £9.63
  • A sale of a £50 book to a retailer would net the publisher £24.48

Reward Point Program

Points redeemed earn a publisher half their value as a payout. For example, if a customer used 40 points on a £10 PDF, and paid the remaining £6, the publisher gets a normal £6 sale and earns another £2. (This is slightly better than a £8 sale, as there are fewer fees.)

Essentially this means that the marketplace provides half the discount and the publisher for whom points are being redeemed provides the other half.

Only "PDF Only" earn points and can have points redeemed against them.

Fulfillment Services:

We provide fulfillment services on Print books. This helps publishers with cross-border kickstarter fulfillment and ongoing direct sales within Canada and the UK. Reach out for more details.

Interested? Please contact us. Currently, we setup all your products for you!