How Author Royalties Are Calculated

If you’re going to make a living by writing books, you need to understand how a book royalty gets calculated. That’s how the author gets paid, ultimately, if the book becomes a successful bestseller. What’s more, the royalties the publisher expects the book to earn determine the advance the publisher will pay the writer up front. Royalty Accounting Only Starts Off Simple Royalty calculations start out pretty simple. Royalties get calculated by multiplying the price of a book by the royalty percentage. Sometimes, the price used in the calculation is the retail price that the customer pays for the book in some bookstore. Assume that you’ve written a book that retails for $20. Further assume that the royalty percentage is …

How To Become A Bestselling Book Author

Word Count: 1210 Summary: What IS a best-selling author? You have to answer that in your own mind. Technically, it’s any book that makes it into the Top 100 list at ANY online or offline bookstore. However, what does it mean to you? Is it someone who sells 300-500 books in a day through online bookstores like Amazon.com and makes the top 10? Is it only the person who makes it to #1? Is it the person who sells their book from their own website and makes $10,000 in a few months?… Keywords: book writing, creative writing, freelance writing, writing a book, book publishing Article Body: What IS a best-selling author? You have to answer that in your own mind. …

How to Find a Book Using Online Bookstores

Looking for improving your gaming skills by reading some of the best books on professional gaming that are around? That is a good idea, but, and as you may have already noticed, it is easier said than done. Once you go online to one of the many online bookstores such as Amazon and Barnes and Ruble and can type in a phrase you get a long list (if you are lucky) of potential books. What do you do then? How do you know which book suits you? And if you even could figure that out, how do you know the book is worth anything? Many of the authors are pros, but, then, you can also easily land up on amateur …

Business books have come a long way – but are they worth the read?

Business books are today’s fastest-growing categories in the professional/trade publishing industry. Business books are a great asset to a person interested in starting his or her first small business and in recent years they have fast turned from heavy theoretical textbooks to a far more readable story format. In a recent interview with renowned business columnist Dave Borgner, Jack Yale asked him why it had taken so long for business books to catch on with most people. He answered in part by saying that in the past, between 45 percent and 62 percent of all business books were harder to read than other kinds of books because 68 percent of them used more complex words than we did. David Williamson, …

Bible Books

My mom was never an overly religious person when I was growing up, but she did attend church on occasion, and held on to her faith. After her daughter-in-law died, she needed comfort, and she started to go back to church on a weekly basis. I’ve very glad she did, because she’s getting so much comfort from the church and the people who go there. Buying for my mom used to be hard, but because of her renewed faith, she always wants us to get her Bible books. In fact, that’s all she ever asks for anymore. Bible books are easy to find, and you can find Bibles of all types just about anywhere you buy books. Bible books come …