July 28, 2011
Are you rich?
As an author I get 10% of the RRP (regular retail price) of my books. So for my $18.99 books, I would get $1.89. Sometimes it is less if the publisher makes a special sale to a client. I only get 5% for picture books, because the illustrator gets the other 5%.
So I would need to sell A LOT of books to be rich. (Also, it is not polite to ask this question, so you probably shouldn’t ask anyone else.)