23769Re: [Czechlist] Re: Author Royalties - a Money Question
- Sep 7, 2004Thanks, Honza! Did not know they get that much - but I guess the ordinary
rate is a great bit lower.
The friend will be delighted - there is probably more money to squeeze out.
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From: "janvanek" <jan.vanek.jr@...>
Sent: Monday, September 06, 2004 12:15 PM
Subject: [Czechlist] Re: Author Royalties - a Money Question
> --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Martin Janda" <martinjanda@v...>
> > Anybody experienced in contracts Czech writers set up with
> publishers? A friend of mine, searching for evidence for his divorce
> trial (Ouch!) needs to find out how much - roughly - a well-reputed
> writer and the well-reputed guy drawing pictures can get for a book -
> I mean, 2%, 20%, or 50% of the book's retail price?
> Last October Viewegh bragged to have 18 %:
> Hard to say how much it drops for lesser luminaries; there was an
> article a couple years ago in Magazin Lidovych novin IIRC about how
> much of the cover price goes to whom but it is not available any more
> and it didn't seem especially trustworthy anyway. Still, I suppose
> that 10 to 15 % is a safe guess in case of somebody who sells in
> thousands. Wait, apparently Alltheweb is really better than Google:
> gives 15 % for Zdena Frybova, while poor bestselling Petra Hulova was
> ripped off to half of that (though you have to calculate it from the
> grand-sounding sum) - but I hear that Torst isn't especially, um,
> _good_ publisher if you happen to be an author.
> No idea about illustrators.
> Jan Vanek jr.
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