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. …

7 Steps to Successful Publishing

The decision to publish a book is very exciting! It causes the creative juices to flow and the eyes to light up. But wait – before you begin the publishing process, know about the seven most important steps you need to know before publishing your book. Make sure that you take every step into careful consideration so that your road to success is an easy one: 1. Know why you are writing a book. Are you writing your memoirs for the family, are you writing a community cookbook, are you writing a book of regional interest or are you writing a national bestseller? All of these goals are valid, but each goal has different implications for your business plan. Know …