Tears of Isis, et al., Royalty Received for June
Well, maybe it’s not really, truly “mammoth,” but it’s enough for an upscale meal at a local restaurant. Including tip. And it’s not entirely for THE TEARS OF ISIS, nor just this quarter (though that’s there as part of it, in itself enough for, maybe, a burger and fries and that’s something too). Also included are moneys accumulated in past quarters, enough to make it worthwhile for Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing to cut a check, or more accurately a PayPal payment, for a pleasant start for the month of June. A sign of summer, and nice times to come?
A small amount as well — perhaps a tad over a twentieth — is for my story, “Dead Girls, Dying Girls,” in the Kurt Vonnegut tribute anthology SO IT GOES (cf. May 27; also January 3 2013), also published by PMMP. Anthology royalties generally are small since they have to be divided among a number of authors. But the nice thing is, although the money is nice to have too (being on PayPal, it’ll actually most likely go to a couple or three horror DVDs, perhaps some somewhat rare or expensive ones that I might have otherwise put off buying — for what’s the point of having money if not to afford the occasional treat?) — but the nice thing is the reminder that a few dollars are being earned each quarter, a few more copies are being bought of THE TEARS OF ISIS.
For more information on THE TEARS OF ISIS (which also, I might add, has three “Tombs” stories), one is invited to click on its center column picture. From that one may navigate to other books, including SO IT GOES if one desires.
And the thing is this — it all adds up.