Frequently Asked Questions
What are my royalties for each book sold?
Royalty rates vary across formats and can change over time as the price of paper and printing your books fluctuate. Your Literary Development Agent or Publication Coordinator can provide an in-depth understanding of how royalties work for paperbacks, hardcovers, eBooks, and audiobooks. The most important thing to remember is that you will receive 100% of the profit generated from each sale until you have recouped your entire publishing investment. Once you have reached that point, we are only entitled to 20 cents per book sold.
How am I paid my royalties?
Royalties are calculated on a calendar quarter basis and will be paid in United States Dollars (USD) within ninety (90) days after the end of each calendar quarter. The timing of actual receipt of the payment by the author may occur after these issuance dates. Royalties will be paid via checks. We may accrue and withhold payment until the total amount of Royalties earned equals or exceeds one-hundred USD ($100).
Will Page Publishing send me a 1099 to report additional income from royalty payments?
If you earned more than $10.00 in royalties within a fiscal year, we will automatically send you a 1099 statement. The 1099 reports your additional royalty income during the first, second and third quarter of the current year and the fourth quarter of the previous year. It is the form you need to use to report taxes showing additional earnings or contractual work.
Authors who have any royalties withheld (due to payment threshold) during the past calendar year will receive a 1099-MISC form.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will receive a 1042, very similar to the 1099.
Can I see who ordered my book?
Due to privacy reasons, we cannot share this information and may not have it depending on where it was purchased. Your royalty statement will show you how many of your books were sold.
What should I do if I still need to receive my royalty statement?
Please get in touch with your Publication Coordinator or our author support team. You can also fill out the form located here.