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The Costs of Writing

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi and Fantasy Talk' started by Tom, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    I am VERY impressed with this site I ran into. Even though it Tipped me off my SURF board.
    This page deals with the costs involved in self-publishing

     
  2. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    300 page paperback, ordered as minimum 25 units, approximately £5.00 per book

    £125 and you have 25 copies of a book you wrote, to pass out to family and friends as a private enterprise thing.

    current retail cost of book in shop here is £7, but obviosuly the shop takes a cut out of that, which is probably the same or more than the difference! so no real money making schemes to be gained here, just personal pride.

    i hadn't thought the price would be affordable (as the minimum units is a lot lower than i expected) but the 300 page limitation (and 10 pages of that is filler) is very.................limiting !!!
     
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    Tom An Old Friend

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    The range was from $0-$40,000 for an advance on a first novel.

    The average was $6363.

    The median advance is $5000. The median figure is a better indicator of what most people consider 'average.'
     

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