June Closes Out With Another Giant Royalty

Gee, it’s a three-figure check, that is counting both sides of the decimal point!  Well maybe not quite, but mid-year mammoth royalty payments are upon us again, and the first for me is here this last day of June.  Or, well not the payment, but the report which if not huge contains one nice datum:  that the several solo items I have with this publisher all made at least some sales (by contrast to a multi-author item which usually does better, but sold zero copies this time out).  Also, however, has come an announcement that unless what’s owed exceeds a certain level, the publisher (as is my custom, I’ve declined to identify either this or the actual books involved to avoid embarrassment on both sides) says they’ll hold back sending an actual check till the end of the year.  A wise choice, I think, as I settle down to wait six more months for it.

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  1. Marge Simon

    Ah, Jim! The postponement of that special moment when the gi-normas royalty check arrives in time for the Winter Holiday, eh? 😀 I generally expect 0 royalties on whatever accepted and I’d like the $$ up front. Royalties are, unfortunately misnamed. Residuals, perhaps? Scraps? Yet welcome, even if a Royal would never recognize the worth.

  2. And that makes it all the more precious. 😀




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