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Those are basically two of the most common options, yes. Below are the ones that I know: Fee: This is typical for articles, short stories and poems submitted to magazines (when there is payment offered). You get either a one-time flat fee or a per-word fee for first publication rights in that periodical. Contract Writing: This is typical for large ...


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Check out Author Earnings. There are lots of debates about the collection, meaning, and significance of the data, but there's plenty of data.


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It's very difficult to have hard answers for questions like this because there are way too many variables. "Traditional" publishing is not a monolith - there's a lot of difference between publishing with the Big 5 and publishing with a small e-publisher, and a lot of difference between publishing with a reputable, established e-publisher and a fly-by-night ...


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Unfortunately, there isn't an exact answer. It depends on so many things: your agent, your publisher, your book, etc. Some people are getting $500 advances. Others get seven digit advances. It depends a lot of factors and there is no one answer. Also, just so you know, for non-fiction, you don't sell your book. You sell your book proposal. You'll approach ...


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What kind of book? I have most experience with novels... I think things are a bit different for non-fiction, but I can't say for sure. For novels... Authors don't get paid per word. That applies to some short story markets, and, I think to non-fiction articles, but not novels. For novels, authors are paid royalties based on sales. This can be either net ...


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Characters really ought to be multifaceted. If the last name is "Price" exposing a facet of his personality, then the first name should be random (exposing nothing else) or about another characteristic. Say, for instance he is loose with is money, "Lax Price" or tight "Hardy Price" or, perhaps, inconsiderate of the value "Shorty Price". Now, going a ...



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