Most publishers pay the royalty based on the cover price (or retail price) of the book.
CBA publishers usually pay royalties based on the NET price of the book, that is, the price at which the publisher sold the book to the bookstore.
Royalty rate: 10% of retail = $2.50.
You make $2.50 on every book sold.10 Nov 2009
How long are royalties paid on books?
The publisher In theory, until the book falls into the public domain. That’s a long time. In the US, that’s the author’s life plus 70 years (copyright lasts 120 years for work-for-hire works created for a corporation, like media tie-in novels, but those usually pay a flat fee rather than royalties).25 Jul 2019
How often are royalties paid out?
The agreement is typically non-exclusive to the publisher and the term may vary from 3–5 years. Established writers favor certain publishers/distributors and usually receive higher royalties. All of the royalty does not go directly to the writer. Rather, it is shared with the publisher on a 50:50 basis.
Do book illustrators get royalties?
Illustrated young adult and middle grade novels
If you’re the author or author/illustrator, you’ll get the full royalty rate. This is typically 10% but could be lower or higher depending on the publisher and negotiations. If you can snag royalties on a young adult or middle grade book, the rates will be around 2%–2.5%.8 Jun 2018