Re: Royalties, how much?

Subject: Re: Royalties, how much?
From: Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 1995 12:04:36 MST

> "T. Kelley Boylan" <kelleyb -at- TEZCAT -dot- COM> wrote:

> I've been writing for the last seven or eight years, mostly for Motorola,
> IBM, etcetera, but I've recently switched over to consumer-level material.
> (The PowerPC PowerOpen ABI was one darned fascinating document, let me tell
> you. ;-) Que Publishing's asked me to write a book and has sent a 10-page
> contract. Most of it's no problem -- I've negotiated contracts before --
> but I'm out of my depth with the royalty percentages. Prior to this I've
> been a co-author for a number of other books, but it was a straight-fee
> arrangement among many authors.

> I'd appreciate words of wisdom from those who've signed contracts for
> technical books. What percentages did you ask for; what was the pay rate
> during the contract (before royalties); and how much did you estimate for
> purposes of Uncle Sam?

Another subject I'm interested in learning more about. I hope
replies are to the list on this...

bparks -at- huachuca-emh1 -dot- army -dot- mil

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