Sunday, November 25, 2007

How Much Do Publishers Pay Romance Writers?

Brenda Hiatt has the answers.

Tip of the hat to Sling Words for the link.

7 comments:

gomer said...

isnt every romance novel identical to every other romance novel? kind of like gun articles about .22 Magnums?

Benjie said...

If I understand it, this would be a nice supplement to a real income, but in most cases far from the first job of choice.

reginald, the bodice ripper said...

If you dared to do anything interesting in a romance novel you'd be blackballed.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Imajinn pays an advance of #25. That must draw all the big names.

gomer said...

Capt, i dont want to hear anymore typo crap from you.

Todd Mason said...

Actually, Gomer, no...or, at least every "generic" romance novella and short story isn't like every other...I've read a few for review for THE FIX years ago and picked up over the years a few (extremely cheap) back issues of the Harlequin magazine. While I've yet to read a good historical romance in those media, I've read good examples of romantic suspense...mostly by apparently newer writers trying to prove themselves, as opposed to veterans phoning it in for the short form showcases.

These are pretty low-seeming rates for the reported sales. But perhaps the big names skew the sales considerably...I'd hope so, given the cited figures.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I love a good typo, Gomer. But here's the $ I should have used. Everyone feel free to do a cut and paste job with it.