Every time you sell a document, Scribd takes 20% of the purchase price as a consignment fee. Scribd then deducts a $0.25 (25¢) transaction fee from your net revenue for the purchase.
You can choose to receive payments either by a paper check, which is mailed to you, or by Paypal, which is sent electronically.
At the end of every month we'll review your earnings balance. If your balance is at least US$20, Scribd will issue you a check or credit your PayPal account, depending on your preferred payment setting. If your balance is less than US$20, we'll roll your earnings over to the next month.
We issue payments on the 15th of every month for earnings through the end of the previous month. For example, on April 15th we will send out payments for all earnings made through March 31st.
Payments via Paypal usually arrive almost immediately. Payments sent via check will take several days to arrive in the mail.
Your Earnings Report
To view your earnings from sales in the Scribd Store, hover your mouse cursor over your name in the top-right corner of the site to open your Account menu. Then click Store Earnings.
When you first open the earnings report, it shows you how much you've recently earned. By default, the report shows your earnings for the past 30 days or so, but you can change the date range and click the Submit button to update the report. The values in your earnings report reflect your actual earnings; Scribd's fees have already been deducted.
You can click any date that appears in the report to see which documents—and how many of each—you sold that particular day.
You can click on a document's title to open it's page on Scribd.
You can also download the report as a CSV file, suitable for importing into most spreadsheet programs. Simply click Export as CSV to download the current report. If you want to change the report's date range, be sure to update the report first, then click Export as CSV.
If you don't see the earnings you expect to see, check the following common causes:
If you have more than one Scribd account, be sure you're logged into your seller account.
Be sure the report shows purchases from the correct date range.