When You Get A Royalty Cheque For TECHNOLOGY Books You Wrote 17 Years Ago!
This is for a ‘Web Services‘ book I wrote and published in 2003 — 17-years ago!
‘They’, i.e., ‘Elsevier’, paid me a decent advance in 2013. I was happy with JUST that. SMILE.
Wow. I never realized they were selling the e-book for this much. It must be GOOD. SMILE.
So, yes, I know I don’t make any money on my recent books. But, that is OK. I still just SMILE when people think I haven’t made money as an author. SMILE.
This was last year.
This was the year before.
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 But, these are books that are now 60% out-of-date!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.