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The range is enormous, but the average income for published authors is spectacularly low—around $500 a year. No missing zero. Five hundred. The tiny minority who hit the bestseller lists will do quite well. Many novels sell movie rights. Most are never made into movies, but if you are lucky enough to see your book turned into a major movie, of course you ...


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If it's a book for younger children, the pictures are an important part of the package. You'll have a better chance submitting pictures and story than story alone. For an adult book, having a cover is not a big selling point, and I wouldn't suggest including the cover in your submission to a publisher unless it's something so perfect for your book it will ...


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If you have possible cover designs lined up and you have sample illustrations, it seems to me that you are in a much stronger position than someone who has neither. Send both to an agent. If he/she thinks your story is great but either of the other aren't this will be pointed out. However, if the cover or the illustrations look good, and the story is good, a ...


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As @rolfedh mentions: You are comparing a work from a publishing house with works from Kindle Direct Publishing. Different content sources = different legal contract. Amazon seems deliberately vague to help bolster its position on accepting or rejecting KDP works: Pornography : "We don't accept pornography or offensive depictions of graphic ...



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