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Do “Print-on-Demand” Editions Keep a Book in Print Forever?

Q. Is a book out of print if it is available only in a POD (print-on-demand) edition? A. Unfortunately, the answer to your question in large part depends on how “out of print” or “in print” is defined in your contract (assuming it is defined at all). Some contracts, even from 20 years ago, specify…

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How Often Should Royalties Be Paid?

Q. Is there a commonly accepted schedule of royalty accounting and corresponding royalty payments? My publisher does its accounting only two times a year and sends that accounting and royalties to the author five months after the end of the reporting period. A. Most trade publishers prepare author royalty statements twice yearly, for the January-June…

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