How often do you send out royalty payments?
The Quarterly Schedule is as follows:
1st QuarterSales Period: January 1 through March 31Quarterly mailed to author late May/Early June
2nd QuarterSales Period: April 1 through June 30Quarterly mailed to author late August/Early September
3rd QuarterSales Period: July 1 through September 30Quarterly mailed to author late November/Early December
4th QuarterSales Period: October 1 through Dec. 31Quarterly mailed to author late February/Early March
There is a reason for the gap between when the quarter ends and when the checks are mailed out. This is due to the delay in retail sales being reported to us by the distributors. They send this information to us 4 to 6 weeks after the close of each quarter. We then compile those sales with the AuthorHouse sales for the quarter and audit the report 3 times before creating and mailing the check to you. To have an idea of how your book is selling during a quarter, you can always log on to your Author Center account to view sales through AuthorHouse. However, sales placed directly through the distributor will not be listed on the AuthorHouse page, as they are only reported to us quarterly.
How much do I make from the sale of each copy?You can review your royalty amounts using the Reports section of the Author Center. Just click on the title of your book and a .pdf document displaying the prices and royalty amounts for all ISBNs of that title will be generated.
Will I be able to see who ordered my book?Unfortunately, due to privacy reasons, we cannot share this information. On your royalty statement, you will see how many of your books were sold through the retail channel and how many were sold through AuthorHouse.
What should I do if I do not receive my royalty statement?If you do not receive your royalty statement, you will first want to log on to your Author Center and view the statement online. Remember: if no royalty is earned in a given quarter, we email the royalty statement instead of mailing it. If you did earn a royalty but did not receive your statement in the mail, please contact our Author Assistance Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have to wait 90 days from the issue date of the check and then can reissue the check. Please allow 10-15 days for the mail for delivery of your check.
What do I do if there is an error on my check?When reviewing your quarterly statement, please keep in mind the royalty schedule. If an order was placed in July, you will not see that sale on your 2nd quarter report. If you know of a sale placed in a given quarter that you were not paid for, please contact our Author Assistance Team at email@example.com. We will investigate the claim and have a result within 7-10 business days.
If you have questions regarding reporting taxes, please contact your tax professional.
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