Does anyone have any information on standard royalty rates across the industry for a first time author of a children's picture book? I just want to check I'd be getting the decent amount. They're offering 25% per sale.
It's with Austen Macauley and I'm still making my mind up whether to take the offer as it's a contributory contract. I have already sought advice on the contract itself and I've had a lot of mixed feedback. Some say it's getting to be pretty standard these days for previously unpublished writers, others say hard no (also publisher dependent). The main issue I've found is whether it would be better or worse value to self publish and with a publisher there would be more attention to detail- technically speaking.
Any good advice on this?
Thanks very much!
Asked by: Lucy Munday
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