My first Camel royalties

I just made my first $4 on Programming Perl. O’Reilly Media just moved to a monthly (instead of quarterly) royalty report and payment. Now I get to the reports at the end of each month, although it’s for three months back. Royalties come three months after so booksellers have time to track inventory, send money back, and more troubling, return books they don’t want anymore.

Programming Perl was officially available in March, so I won’t see any significant money until the end of June. However, it looks like some people bought the ebook version directly from O’Reilly so they’ve already delivered those and taken the money. I can get those royalties now. That’s $4.20.

Things are looking good for the Camel.

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  1. Catalin Ciurea

    I bought the ebook version on February 18, which I believe is the second day or so when the ebook was available on the O’Reilly website.

    I usually buy the ebook versions. The price to ship a book in Romania and the additional 9% VAT applied by the Romanian law on the imported books makes the buying of printed books worth if I purchase 4-5 books at a time.

    I am waiting for the upcoming Intermediate Perl 2nd edition in the summer. ;)

    Good Work.

  2. You mean you as an author get only 3.5% share, or this is some kind of affiliate program commission?

    • My share of the royalties is 3.5% of the revenue the publisher gets. That’s a lot lower than the price you see in bookstores though.

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