I’ve had two books published in the past two years, both digital. I have no idea what the sales figures are.
All I know, is that for two years of work, I haven’t been paid a penny, a dime, a euro, a cent.
I won’t be writing in this genre [romance] again. And I knew what I was doing when I agreed to a ‘royalties only’ contract. However, I did think that after two years, I might have got some royalties.
I also work as a playwright, to commission, and for this I am heartily grateful. Writers need to eat, even if only crumbs from the rich man’s table.
Thanks for this blog, Sara Sheridan, I read it with empathy.