On Earning a Lot from Book Sales…

Just had my half-year statement from one of my foreign language publishers. This is for 3 books published quite a few years ago, now only being sold as eBooks, so virtually not costing the publisher much at all at the moment. They sell for about 5 to 10 Euros each.
In the past 6 months they sold 35 books and I earned the princely sum of 22 Euros which is 34 Aussie dollars.
That’s .6 of a Euro each.
Or 97c Australian per book.
Gee, Authors earn a lot, don’t they?
(This is not really a complaint; just a statement of fact. Most published writers earn very little from sales.)

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