Author Compensation and Support
What will I receive if I am published?
Published authors receive a 10% royalty on the net profits of their sales, payable annually, as well as five copies of their book. Finally, we provide each author with 10 review copies of the book to send to journals where you have published. We find that authors are generally better at placing their books for review in literary journals because they have already developed relationships with the journal editor.
Is there an author discount on the book?
Authors receive a 40% discount on their titles.
Will I receive royalties?
All WordTech authors receive a 10% royalty on the net profits of their book, paid annually. This figure excludes author sales (copies purchased by the author at the author discount). To calculate net profits, we determine the total revenue the book received in the past year; then we subtract costs incurred by the book, such as advertising, direct mail, and printing; and then we subtract any author sales. The final number is the basis for calculating the net profit. If the number shows a profit instead of a loss, the author will receive a check for 10 percent of that amount.
Do you nominate your books for literary prizes?
WordTech will support the author in any award nomination they pursue. Authors are responsible for identifying the awards, completing initial paperwork, and covering any required costs (submission fees, printing costs for submitted copies of title, postage).