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Post"The Real Contra War" and Royalties (Timothy Brown, USA, 01/21/19 1:55 pm)
I thank Edward (January 19th) Jajko for his research, although my question was how many of my colleagues in WAIS have read my book The Real Contra War, not how many libraries have misplaced, lost or buried a copy.
In fact I had no idea so many copies have even been sold, since my contract with UOK Press requires them to send me an accounting of all sales of it. I'm a freelance writer and have to declare my income on my tax return. I'll go back to my tax documents and see if I can confirm that they made these reports and I received royalties for their sales to academic libraries of that many copies, since I can assure Ed I've never received anywhere near enough from sales of all five of my books to do much more than buy an occasional lunch at Starbucks.
Thankfully I'm a retired Consul General, so I live off my pension not my research books. Maybe my next book From Warriors to Witches will do better.
JE comments: "Freelance writer" has such a glamorous ring to it, but it must be a constant struggle to pay the bills. I would never be brave enough to go down that uncertain road.
Who in WAISworld can give us more insight on the economics of freelancing?