The author will sell her rights to the publisher
The author has the right to copywriting. It means no one can copy her work without her permission. In fact, in a contract between a publisher and an author, the author gives the publisher permission to publish her book and gets money in return.
Mostly, the money will be paid in installments. The time and amount of the payments would be based on the agreement between the author and the publisher. So you can choose how it happens.
Usually, an installment will be paid when the contract is signed. It is called “signing advance”. Another installment will be paid when the book is finished off and is ready to be published which is called “publishing advance”.
The publisher may also pay the author after publishing the book based on the profit made on the sale. The payment made to the writer of a book depending on how many books are sold is called “royalty”.
There are other rights that a publisher may buy while the content of the contract is under discussion, e.g. the right to publish your book in a magazine, the right to publish a translation of your book into a foreign language, etc.
The book author can decide how to get paid
In the last section, you realized that there are two kinds of payments including “advance payments” and “royalties”.
Advance against royalties
You may choose “advance against royalties” and only get advance payments. The payments will be calculated based on some factors like the author’s reputation, the popularity of the
You can also choose to get both royalties and advance payments. In these cases the amount of each installment –in advance payments- and the percentages –in royalty- will
The other way of payment in book publishing is only getting the
Note that you should discuss on the way you want to get paid when you are going to sign the contract.