Tag Archives: advance

At last – success! First book earns out and other news

My first book finally earns out! Friends, raise a glass with me – after 6 years, my first traditionally published book has finally earned back its advance and started making real money! Today, I received in the post my twice yearly Royalty Statement, to find that my equestrian title THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF TRAINING has moved into the […]

About to earn money from my traditionally published non-fiction!

Hey, it looks like I will finally earn some money from my first non-fiction book, at some time in the next six months! I wrote this book after securing a commission from J. A. Allen (part of Hale Books in the UK), and it was published six years ago, January 2008. I recounted my experiences with traditional publishing, […]

Sharing my traditionally published book earnings – or, why I went indie!

Recently, a traditionally published author shared the truth about her novel advances from Harper Collins, and her subsequent earnings. Within four hours the post had been removed – due, she tweeted, to ‘contract disclosure reasons’. Now she wasn’t complaining, just sharing the reality of being an ordinary working author and the cold hard facts of the figures for […]

Traditional or Indie publishing – which is right for you?

It’s decision time – which route will you take? Pursue a traditional publishing deal or go Indie? I’m sorta hedging my bets just now, and trying for the hybrid route (bit of both), but on many grounds I’m leaning more and more towards the Indie route for a whole heap of reasons. Thought I’d share […]