Sunday, June 14, 2009

My First Royalty Check

I just received my first royalty check from The Wild Rose Press. Enough people bought my book, Lady of the Stars, to generate some royalties.

The amount isn't much. I had to earn $25 before they would write a check. So, I made $25, but not much more.

My husband asked if I was going to frame the check. I'm going to cash it, but I'll make a copy first, and save that.

I doubt I'll receive a check next quarter. Sales tend to spurt at the release, then tail off. The good news is at least a few people were willing to pay for my story. Maybe I have some kind of future as an author.

Now for the Shameless Promotion. Next Monday, June 22, is The Wild Rose Press's Stop and Smell the Roses Blog Bouquet. Twenty Wild Rose Press authors will post special blogs and offer prizes. Leave a comment on my blog then for a chance to win a PDF copy of Lady of the Stars. Event runs from when I post my blog next week (probably late Sunday night, June 21) until 9AM Eastern time Tuesday, June 23.

Thank you all,

P.S. The above image is not my check. That picture is the check the USA presented to Russia for the Alaska Purchase in 1864.


Kaye Manro said...

I thought that check looked odd, lol. Congrats, Linda! I think it is good news. I'll stop by and post at WRP on your blog next week.

Linda Banche said...

Hi Kaye, thanks. I picked that check image because it was unusual. So that's how they paid for the Alaska Purchase!