Monday, May 23, 2005


Fantasy Novel
Author Name/Publisher: Withheld by Request
Mass Market Paperback, U.S., $6.99 cover price
Distribution: National
Publication Year: 2004
Advance: $5,000.00
Royalties: 5-8%
First Print Run: 14,575
Current Released to date (marked as sold): 9,898*
Current Reserved against returns: 4,677*
Current returns: 363
Sell-through: 97.5%

Figures are actual, taken from royalty statement.

*Corrected by me -- I was working from a scan of the statement,and at 5:30 am, it's pretty easy to screw up and invert numbers. My error, sorry folks.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:22 AM

    Yet even with a 97% sell-through, the author still hasn't earned out his advance. (Assuming 6.5% average royalty on $7 cover price.) He will, if the 97% holds, but he hasn't yet.


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