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AW Admin
10-13-2013, 05:26 AM
I'll add to this list as I find long-term resources.


Emily Veinglory's Erotic Romance Sales Data (http://www.eroticromancepublishers.com/p/sales.html)

Please note that sales figure data is typically somewhat out of date by the time it is posted. It may represent an under-estimate of sales as up-and-coming presses.

Brenda Hiatt's Show Me the Money (http://brendahiatt.com/show-me-the-money/)

What do the various romance (and YA) publishers pay? Here’s the best info I’ve gleaned from a dozen years of surveying authors who were generous enough to volunteer their figures. Royalty percentages are based on cover price unless otherwise noted and are for U.S. retail sales. Earnout figures include all earnings for a book, including the advance, royalties, and any subsidiary sales.

Somewhat out of date [c. 2005] but still useful: Tobias Bucknell's Author Advance Survey 2.0 (http://www.tobiasbuckell.com/2005/10/05/author-advance-survey-version-20/)

Basically I put up a survey on my website that people could fill out who were SF or Fantasy authors (sorry other genres, I don’t log your data, even if you do submit it). It’s basic (I don’t try to deal with royalties). You can choose to remain anonymous, although most people who filled out the survey chose to give me their names.