I haven't given up on ebooks... Posted on 6/9/2012 at 06:20:34 PM by Jean
...It is just taking me a long time to figure out how to do it. For example, how can our authors be fairly compensated when their work is reprinted in an ebook antho?
If you have contributed to an e-anthology for some other publisher, please let us know how the compensation works. I don't mean "how much" were you compensated, just how did the publisher decide to compensate the writers. Was it based on the amount of sales? Or on a flat rate? Or on something else?
To me this is a hard question to answer, because I have _no_ clue what our sales might be. For example, writers for our paper anthologies are compensated with $10 (which is nowhere near enough for the quality of their writing but it's all we can afford) because I know we will (probably) sell enough books to bring in that much money (or almost that much money.) But I have no idea how our e-anthos might sell.
If you have any ideas or experience on this subject, please share. Thanks in advance for your thoughts!