Easy Steps for Unpublished Authors
Unpublished authors tend to ask me the same questions, and one of the most repetitive question which is always brought up is just how much royalty money do authors receive from publishing a book? So I figured I would write an article to address this subject.
Plenty of unpublished authors hear that writers just get a very small percentage from the selling price per book. Well, it all depends. Plus there are more cost effective ways to publish your own book which I will go over as well.
If you are represented by an agent, you share your cut of the book's profits with he/she out of your own royalty percentage. If you are not represented by an agent, you then receive all of whatever your royalty percentage is. In other words, if you just earn 7%, then an agent will take a percentage of it. (The agent's percentage is usually 15%) Otherwise, the 7% is yours.
If you self-publish a book, what you could do is go through some other resources and publish it free of charge, establishing the purchase price at what you want. They would simply take a small cut from the profits. However, marketing and promoting the book are expenditures you are going to bear alone.
With traditional publishing, the actual publisher can pay for the expenses, coupled with the cost of getting the book distributed, which is why Royalties are only a small percentage for the author. Mainstream publishing involves lots of people and so the author has to share the profits with lots of people.
The good news is that internet Self Publishing is possible and you obtain more, but you still must invest money and market the books. With small publishing companies, unpublished authors can get more of a royalty percentage.
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