Hidden numbers, mysterious contracts, vague replies — these are things that we do not believe in. When establishing Temporary Infinity as a novella publishing outlet we decided that transparency would be synonymous with Temporary Infinity. In that act of transparency we want to make sure that authors are getting the most money possible, and that readers are getting the best possible books — as well as know where their money is going.
You know what gets us upset? Things like this. The Big 6, in their collective. . . intelligence? (No, that’s not right). Have decided that authors deserve to get less money for their work. And who knows why they made this decision, probably out of some fear that Amazon and Apple are going to take over the book market (oh, and let’s not forget that the Big 6 is still under the impression that paper is the future of books).
And you know what, you will never know why the Big 6 made these decisions. You will never know how much money the Big 6 is making off of their authors, and it’s even less likely that you will know how much the authors are making.
We are not okay with this.
We want our authors to know exactly how much they are going to make. I’ll tell you right now, sell between 1 and 2000 books, the author gets 30% royalties (after Amazon, nook, or Apple takes their cut), between 2001 and 15000 copies the author gets 40%, between 15001 and a billion copies (or however many are sold) the author get 50%. We think these are pretty awesome numbers. Plus, we will care about the author’s book for the entire time the author is with us. Contract terms of four years and then the authors gets all rights back and they can decide where to go (we would hope that they decide to stay with us!). And we will market the hell out of the books we publish for longer than a few weeks. We want our authors to succeeded, not just for money, but because we honestly care about the books that we publish and the writers who create them.
Want to see our tax returns? We will post them. Want to know how many copies we have sold? We will tell you. Have a question before you want to publish with us? Send us an email!
We want to be transparent, and we hope that our transparency will add to your trust for our books, your desire to publish yours with us, and your desire to read what we publish.