How much money does the average fiction author make.
So right now I’m writing my book The Show, which I plan to hopefully get published. How much money would I make if it didn’t become a huge blockbuster? I mean, I hope it will, but most likely it won’t, so I’m just wondering how much I would make if I don’t make it big and just am...
There’s no such thing as an “average fiction author” income. There are too many variables – who publishes the book, in what genre, paperback or hardcover, etc. If you have a literary agent, they’ll get part of the money. So there’s no good way to answer your question.IF your book gets published by a publishing house you’ll probably get a royalty – a certain percentage of the sales. Most publishers give the author an advance on the royalties – so some money up front before the book is published. As a new writer who’s sales potential is unknown the publisher is not going to give you a huge advance. Maybe $3-5 thousand. After your book has earned your advance in royalties for you, then you can get additional money. Maybe 8-10% of the sales after that. So how much you make depends on how well your book sells.Realize that publishing is a business. If you want to get your book published you should start research as much as you can about the publishing industry. If you want to make money as an author, you are going to have to promote yourself and your book You can’t sit back and expect the publisher to do all of that for you.Writing a book is only the first step in making money as an author.Good luck.
Average earnings from selling a book.
What do you think is the average earned for an author when they publish their first book?I know it varies ALOT-but I need at least a rough estimate for my school project. How much profit could an average(not the worst, not the best) author estimate to make when going through a publishing agency(not self-published)?
According to this site: http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Truth-About-Book-Royalties&id=2424907, on average a new author sells about 3000 copies with a royalty of about $0.72/copy which comes out to a bit over $2,000.This site: http://www.brandewyne.com/writingtips/authorspaid.html, says numbers of under $5,000 are not unrealistic, they don’t limit their discussion to just first time authors.Relize for every book that is a great success, there are many more that barely sell at all and on which the publisher may actually even loose.
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How many words does the average book have.
I’m writing a novel that I want to submit to a publisher someday, but I’m not sure how many words I’ll need. It’s driving me crazy because if I do get published, I don’t want to be that thing book on the shelf who’s spine is so thin that you can barely read the title or have a book…
Typically an adult novel has around 70-90K words.If it is fantasy or science fiction (meaning you need to build a different world), the word count is higher, at about 100-120K.If it is a mystery (like a detective story, not a thriller) or a romance, the word count is shorter, around 60K.If it’s a young adult novel: 60-80K. If it’s a middle grade novel (like the Lightning Thief): 30-50K. (Like with adult novels, if it’s fantasy or science fiction, you can add some length.)Some people will argue that the length of novels is growing, but this is mainly true of established authors. At least until electronic media surpasses print media, it costs more money for publishers to make longer books, so they want to save those lengths for authors they know will sell, and they only know they’ll sell if they’ve sold before. So, while those lengths are somewhat flexible and you will always find exceptions, about 90% of what will be accepted by an agent and publishers will adhere to the above length guides.
How many books do you have to sell to be considered a decent writer.
How many books are considered bad, average, and good?
It isn’t based on the amount of books you sell, but the quality of the books that you sell. You could right fifty novels and still be considered a mediocre author. At the same time you could right one novel and be considered an above average writer. It all depends on how good you write, and how well the public audience and the professional publishers and critics take your book.
on average how much does a new author make.
iv sean plenty of people saying new authors dont make much money, but iv never sean how much ‘not much’ is! so, on average, how much does your average author make off there first book? (please know-im talking about the average book-assume we do average advertising, its averagely written, average cost per…
Although every writer can negotiate with a publisher, typical royalties for an unknown author who sells a book to a legitimate paying publisher might be:Hardcover royalties of 10% on the first 5000 units sold; 12 ½% on the next 5000 units and 15% thereafter. (Hardcover figures are rarely different, even for authors who sell well.) Trade paperback royalties are 7 ½%. Mass market royalties are for 8% for the first 150,000 units sold and 10% thereafter.First printings for the unknown author lucky enough to get hardbound are typically 5,000 units. Say it sells for $25 (because we sure like our round numbers) and it sells through–all 5,000 copies sell.$25 x 10% = $2.50 per book in royalties$2.50 x 5,000 = $12,500–not much considering that it probably took a year to research and write the book, and quite possibly longer. A full time minimum-wage job would earn the author more money.More often, the unknown author gets trade paperback, the big ones. They’re usually about $15.00$15 x 7 ½% = $1.12 per book in royalties–not even half what the hardbound earns.$1.12 x 5,000 = $5,600, not a wage you could live on.Or maybe the unknown author goes straight to mass market paperback. They’re often about $8.00. Royalties on 5000 copies comes to $3,200.Of course, if you happen to write the huge novel of the moment, maybe you sell a half million copies.Of maybe you only sell 2500.I know several authors online and a handful in meatspace, and only three derive all their income from their fiction. Most either keep their day jobs or have another source of income, like a working spouse, a family business, or savings.And if you choose to self-publish, paying for it, expect to lose money.
How many copies of books sell if the author is not famous.
I look at amazon at some books, mainly art books and they are ranked like #50,000 or #100,000. So I’m wondering how many copies of these books do they sell a year? I mean whats the average number that they sell?
That’s hard to tell. Some books are very popular – even if their names weren’t known before the book was published. Look at J.K.Rowling – no one had heard of her before her book was published, but it was a runaway best seller. That happens sometimes. At the other end of the scale, some celebrities write books that are just plain awful, dumb or boring, and despite the fact that the author is famous, the books don’t sell.
whats the average amount of books sold per author.
i was wondering how many books does a author sell per year
Depends on how popular the book is. J.K. Rowling gets more than Miki L. Williams. For example.
On average, how much does and author make per book sold.
Say a book sales for $15, how much of that $15 actually goes to the author? Also, how many books have to sale to make the NY Times best seller list?Thanks!
All deals on selling books are different in more ways than one. First, it depends where you live, what type of writer or novelist you are, what publishing company you have, an agent, and so on. Here’s an example; a non-fiction writer who specializes in mystery books, lives in Wyoming, and has an agent, is part of the Writers Guild of America, just has a brand new book come out onto store shelves. However, since Wyoming isn’t greatly populated to begin with, the agent suggests that books be distributed nationally, like so many are anyway. The book sells for $30. Within the first week, the book makes the $10million mark and within the second week the book rises to $30million making it the fastest rising book in years.First, the stores get a small cut of the profit for placing it in their stores. Second, the publishing company gets a cut. Third, the agent gets his cut which could depend on agencies to begin with. Some could demand 5% of whatever sells, others, more upscale agencies could even demand as much as 15% of sales. And then, the rest goes to the writer.For the book making the top of the charts within two weeks, that will get your book noticed by the New York Times, plus, it will make headlines over every major writing and newspaper’s arts section around the country.Now, how much a writer makes from one best seller depends greatly on your agent, where the book is sold, and even who publishes. Books go through trends, while others stick around for years. Right now, romance, mystery, and adventure are a big thing. Romance has always been famous. If you are a good writer who always turns over good profits, you’ll get with a great agency and a good publisher. Chances are if you sell a book that makes $30million, you’ll get about a cut of $5million. Now that’s just a rough estimate. It could be more it could be less. Usually, it’s less if it’s your first time. However, once you set the market and make a first impression, chances are you could even get a contract to write more books.Some publishers have selected writers, like ones who write just for youth ages, teens, or young adults. While others write great novels, non-fiction, and how-to-books. Major writers make upwards of $10 to $15million for one cut of the sales. Others, may only make $100,000 to $500,000.If you’re going to write, best of luck to you.Word of warning, it takes thinking, time, money, and great patience. Prepare for being turned down by publishers. But, always keep hope.
how many books does a amateur author sell.
my mom called Stop The Gossiping and she is selling it at barnes and noble, amazon, and xlibris and i was wondering how many average books are sold per year per authorand one more thing how many books did harry potter sell
The average self-published book sells between 45 and 65 copies, including those purchased by the author, nearly all in the first year the book is out. Virtually all the buyers are people related to or acquainted with the author.