If you sell your book to a traditional publisher, should you reserve your ebook rights?
Curtis: It's all but impossible to keep your ebook rights if you sign a traditional book deal. Not even nonexclusive rights. This isn't likely to change.
Issues with Amazon:What kind of royalty can you expect with an ebook?
- Amazon has a huge backlog of titles to go on Kindle.
- Amazon isn't giving up sales numbers (so comparisons with print editions are difficult).
- The ranking system can be a subjective.
Curtis: The industry standard is about 25%. This isn't set in stone.
Chapman: Some genre publishers, like romance, may be higher—up to about 35%.
POSTED BY MELISSA HILL