STILL Cracks Me Up When I Get A Royalty Cheque For TECHNOLOGY Books I Wrote 16 Years Ago!
The statement always come in September and the payment hits the bank at the end of the month.
This year it was 1/4 of what it was last year, BUT it is still enough to guy me a gallon of red wine and I am cool with that.
This was a ‘Web Service’ book I wrote and published in 2003 — 16-years ago!
This was last year.
If these were NOT technology books it wouldn’t crack me up at all. But, these are books that are now 60% out-of-date! Yes, some of the basic principles will still be the same but a lot of water flows under the bridge over the course of 15-years when it comes to technology.
These books have a ‘Look Inside‘ capability and people can return them. That I am still getting royalties mean that people must still find some value in them. That pleases me. These were good books when I wrote them.
I also got pretty decent advances on each of the books. So, I am pleased. I am smiling.