I just received my first royalties for the print edition of Brave Men Run – A Novel of the Sovereign Era.
This is another little milestone, my friends!
Today, $11.15 was deposited to my PayPal account for the period ending December 31st. It represents 5 copies of the paperback edition of the book sold between November 12th and December 25th, 2005.
That amounts to about 20% of the retail price of each book — I receive a better royalty for copies purchased through Lulu.com than I do through Amazon.com. So if you’re thinking about buying the paperback edition and you want to do the most good for your beloved author…
buy it here! (You can’t anymore — but you can find it pretty much anywhere paperback books are sold online.)
The last time I got paid for something I had on paper was a short story published in a now-defunct Canadian science fiction semi-pro ‘zine called Bardic Runes. I got twenty bucks for my fantasy story “Trouble Day,” set in the same milieu as my next book, Light of the Outsider. That was… 1995???
So this is pretty cool. A small start, to be sure… but a fresh start, and a milestone. Thanks, you five… and the two people who bought the e-book edition, too!