Can someone here please give me an estimate on what traditional publishing companies payout in royalties on average?
Is it 10% of sales, 20% of sales, etc. I know it can vary, but I was curious what the rough average might be.
I'm currently working on a non-fiction book and was considering just self publishing it at iUniverse since they have a 20% royalty payout on sales. I plan to finish up a fiction book later as well but would prefer to publish that one traditionally if I can.
I know the traditional route is a lot better because they can keep printing costs down and the overall book price reasonable, but what are the royalties like in comparison to POD publishing?