I'm hoping some of you published authors may be able to help me as I know nothing about the publishing business!

- What is a typical book deal for a new, unpublished author? I know there are probably several variables with this, just looking for something kind of typical.

- What about a book deal for an established best-selling author?

- How is the revenue from a book purchase (at a bookstore, etc.) distributed? For example - 50% publisher, 25% author, 25% retailer ?

- If an author has a multi-book contract, what is typically the time-frame in which the author is expected to complete each book?

- I'm assuming if the author does not fulfill the contract by writing the book(s) they are in breach of contract and therefore will be sued by the publisher? Would they also sue the author's representing agency?

thanks!

chip

- What is a typical book deal for a new, unpublished author? I know there are probably several variables with this, just looking for something kind of typical.

- What about a book deal for an established best-selling author?

- How is the revenue from a book purchase (at a bookstore, etc.) distributed? For example - 50% publisher, 25% author, 25% retailer ?

- If an author has a multi-book contract, what is typically the time-frame in which the author is expected to complete each book?

- I'm assuming if the author does not fulfill the contract by writing the book(s) they are in breach of contract and therefore will be sued by the publisher? Would they also sue the author's representing agency?

thanks!

chip

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