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6/11/2020 7:09:01Academic$1,000Worldwide2018SpringerYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoMoorkens Castilho Gaspari DohertyTranslation Quality Assessment
6/7/2020 0:17:09Academic$3,000Worldwide2019University PressNoYesWhiteStraightNo
6/9/2020 7:15:32Academic$0North America Only2011Louisiana State UniversityYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 9:23:46Academic$500Worldwide2013PraegerNoNoMultiracialCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 9:24:52Academic$0Worldwide2012University PressYesNoMultiracialCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 16:54:48Academic$1,000Worldwide2016University PressYesNoBlackCis WomanNo.Asked for $1000 advance upon mentor recommendation
6/10/2020 15:30:39Adult Literary Fiction$285,000English Language Only2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanDemi/AsexualNoJamey BradburyThe Wild Inside
6/10/2020 16:11:32Adult Literary Fiction$25,0002016St. Martin's PressYesKim HooperPeople Who Knew Me
6/10/2020 16:11:32Adult Literary Fiction$5,0002018TurnerNoKim HooperCherry Blossoms
6/10/2020 16:11:32Adult Literary Fiction$5,0002019TurnerNoKim HooperTiny
6/10/2020 15:55:15Adult Literary Fiction$75,000North America Only2013Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesEast Asian, White, MultiracialCis WomanStraightNoNaomi J. WilliamsLandfallsat-auction
6/10/2020 12:05:57Adult Literary Fiction$50,000North America Only2014Macmillan (and Imprints)Big 5 billed it as my debut but I had 2 small press books previousYesWhiteCis WomanQueerYesAuction
6/10/2020 12:09:59Adult Literary Fiction$160,000North America Only2012YesYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNoat auction (started at $50K)
6/10/2020 12:10:56Adult Literary Fiction$2,500,000North America Only2016NoYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNoaward-winning author, already published bestseller
6/10/2020 12:14:45Adult Literary Fiction$100,000North America Only2019Large (Big 5)YesYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNoat auction
6/10/2020 13:05:47Adult Literary Fiction$20,000Worldwide2003Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis ManGayNoCorelli's Mandolin, I'm Not Scared MFA grad, no previous publications, no other offers
6/10/2020 13:08:06Adult Literary Fiction$35,000Worldwide2013Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis ManGayNoNostand-alone sequel to first two novels, continuing the same characters.
6/10/2020 14:15:45Adult Literary Fiction$39,000Worldwide2015Small/IndieYesYesArab/West Asian/Middle EasternCis ManGayNo
6/10/2020 14:18:49Adult Literary Fiction$450Uk Commonwealth2018Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanNoBook was a collection of short stories
6/10/2020 14:21:29Adult Literary Fiction$50,000North America Only2016Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesBlack, East AsianCis WomanStraightNo2 book deal for 50K each
6/10/2020 14:43:56Adult Literary Fiction$2,500North America Only2015Small/IndieYesYesEast AsianCis WomanBi/Pansexual, QueerYesbook went on to become award-winning
6/10/2020 14:56:20Adult Literary Fiction$50,000Worldwide2020HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesBlackCis ManStraightNo
6/10/2020 15:00:28Adult Literary Fiction$22,753English Language Only2018Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoNoN/A
6/10/2020 15:20:42Adult Literary Fiction$30,000Worldwide2019Large (Big 5)YesYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 15:37:16Adult Literary Fiction$0North America Only2014Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanQueerNo
6/10/2020 15:46:39Adult Literary Fiction$4,000North America Only2020Small/IndieYesYesArab/West Asian/Middle Eastern, White, MultiracialCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 18:42:49Adult Literary Fiction$20,000North America Only2018Small/IndieYesYesLatin American, WhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoOnly offer; small indie publisher; sold North American rights only and kept foreign and film rights
6/10/2020 20:02:20Adult Literary Fiction$1,000Worldwide2019Small/IndieYesNoSoutheast AsianCis WomanStraightNoYesN/A
6/10/2020 21:03:39Adult Literary Fiction$20,000North America Only2013Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 23:48:29Adult Literary Fiction$25,000English Language Only2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesNative American/First NationsAuction
6/11/2020 7:05:48Adult Literary Fiction$6,000Worldwide2011Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoNo
6/11/2020 8:27:12Adult Literary Fiction$225,000North America Only2020Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNoat auction
6/11/2020 9:13:06Adult Literary Fiction$1,000Worldwide2008Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/11/2020 9:13:57Adult Literary Fiction$1,000Worldwide2010Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/11/2020 9:15:03Adult Literary Fiction$20,000North America Only2012Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoThird book, first agented sale, one offer
6/11/2020 9:17:03Adult Literary Fiction$65,000North America Only2013Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoFourth book, in two-book deal with fifth book (splitting rate evenly here though we were told we would not be selling the fourth book without the fifth book)
6/11/2020 10:16:27Adult Literary Fiction$15,000North America Only2013Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoWe turned down 10K more for world rights that never sold. Whoops!
6/11/2020 10:50:36Adult Literary Fiction$200English Language Only2020Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/11/2020 11:04:17Adult Literary Fiction$60,000English Language Only2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/11/2020 12:11:12Adult Literary Fiction$40,000Worldwide2012Amazon publishingYesYesLatin AmericanCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 13:07:05Adult Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction$30,000Worldwide2005Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis ManGayNoNo comp titles used.stand-alone book but sequel to debut book. continues the story.
6/10/2020 13:12:25Adult Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction$100,000English Language Only2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManGayNoBeautiful Ruins, The Hours, The Masterpre-empt
6/11/2020 9:17:59Adult Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction$65,000North America Only2013Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoFifth book, two book deal with fourth book
6/10/2020 21:02:26Adult Literary Fiction, literary journalism$100,000English Language Only2018Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoPre-emptive offer
6/10/2020 11:58:46Adult Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction$30,000Worldwide2016Amazon PublishingNoYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNoTwo book deal
6/11/2020 14:13:54Anthology$50,000Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoBlackCis ManBrandon Taylorpre-empt
6/9/2020 12:47:18Anthology$30,000English Language Only2017Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)I was editor of the anthology; it was my first bookYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoManjula MartinScratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a LivingMFA vs. NYC, Goodbye to All That30K advance for an anthology with 24 contributors. I used that money to pay contributors $250-1400 each (the lower number was for reprints) and many said it was the most they were ever paid for an anthology contrib. Hasn't earned out.
6/7/2020 23:54:06Anthology$20,0002020Running PressRebecca PodosFools in LoveSplit.
6/9/2020 8:25:40Anthology$18,000English Language Only2014Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 9:57:14Anthology, "Erotic" Fanfic $10,000North America Only2016Hachette (and Imprints)YesNoWhiteCis WomanBi/Pansexual, QueerNoAmy StephensonLoose LipsNoBig names in the anthology, NYT bestsellers etc.
6/7/2020 9:06:05Anthology, Literary Fiction$10,000North America Only2020&NOW booksYesNoWhiteNonbinary/AgenderQueerJD ScottMoonflower, Nightshade, All the Hours of the DayTechnically fellowship money and not an advance because publication came via a prize.
6/10/2020 11:27:00Anthology, Literary Fiction$10,000English Language Only2017Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoSplit 50% to contributors, 25% each to co-editors.
6/8/2020 10:42:47Anthology, Literary Fiction, Short Story$25,000Worldwide2014Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/8/2020 10:32:45Anthology, Literary Fiction, Short Story$100Small/IndieNo
6/9/2020 6:58:08Anthology, Literary Fiction, Short Story$10,000Worldwide2012Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo2nd book, 2nd story collection
6/9/2020 7:11:39Anthology, Literary Fiction, Short Story$25,000Worldwide2015Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo5th Book, 3rd Story Collection.
6/9/2020 7:42:44Anthology, Literary Fiction, Short Story$50,000North America Only2010Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesIndian/South AsianCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 10:39:45Anthology, Literary Fiction, Short Story, BIPOC$50,000Worldwide2016Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)YesNoBlackCis WomanStraightNoYesEstablished deal that I inherited
6/8/2020 9:40:17Anthology, Non-Fiction$25,000Worldwide2017Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 4:07:36Anthology, Poetry$7,600English Language Only2019Hachette (and Imprints)YesNoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoYesALWAYS NEGOTIATE ROYALTIES AND SUBRIGHTS. They will make you money in the long run!!
6/7/2020 15:05:26Anthology, Science Fiction and Fantasy$126Worldwide2019Small/IndieYesNoSoutheast AsianCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/7/2020 9:06:05Anthology, Short Stories$11,0001995YesWhiteCis ManDavid Lubar
6/7/2020 9:06:05Anthology, Short Stories$45,0002016WhiteCis ManDavid Lubar
6/9/2020 8:20:33Anthology, Short Stories$5,000Worldwide2004Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 8:21:35Anthology, Short Stories$15,000Worldwide2006Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 8:23:46Anthology, Short Stories$1,000North America Only2017Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoThis publication was the result of a contest submission to a university press.
6/8/2020 7:48:25Art Book$0English Language Only2019Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanLesbianNo
6/9/2020 15:16:42Art Book, Author/Illustrator$3,000English Language Only2012Impact Books (Now PRH)NoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 15:16:42Art Book, Author/Illustrator$3,000English Language Only2012Impact Books (Now PRH)NoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 15:16:42Art Book, Author/Illustrator$3,000English Language Only2012Impact Books (Now PRH)NoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 8:37:03Audio$38,000Worldwide2020AudibleNoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualYes
6/7/2020 20:13:05Audio, Historical$0English Language Only2019Authors for Authors Publishing CoopYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoEva SeylerThe War in Our HeartsI got no advance. Since release in March 2019, I have received $238.72.
6/7/2020 9:06:05Chapter Book$7,000WhiteCis ManDavid Lubar
6/7/2020 9:06:05Chapter Book$20,000WhiteCis ManDavid Lubar
6/10/2020 1:01:31Chapter Book$12,500Dustin Hansen6 books. Author/Illustrator. 100 Illustrations per book.
6/8/2020 19:18:12Chapter Book$4,000Worldwide2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoPart of a four-book deal with a combined advance
6/8/2020 11:21:33Chapter Book$10,000Worldwide2013Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo4-book deal, 10K/bk
6/8/2020 11:23:08Chapter Book$12,500Worldwide2015Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoBooks 5&6 in a series. Increase from the 10K/book advance for books 1-4
6/8/2020 11:24:48Chapter Book$12,500Worldwide2016Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo2-book deal, 12.5K/book. Books 7&8 in a series. Increase from the 10K/book advance for books 1-4; same advance as books 5&6
6/7/2020 13:15:43Children's, Educational$700Worldwide2011Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanNoIllustrator only
6/9/2020 23:56:10Christian$2,500Small/IndieYesBlackCis ManChris LassiterYou're Grounded14% royalties
6/9/2020 13:40:55Collection$45,000North America Only2015Large (Big 5)WhiteCis ManGay
6/10/2020 7:25:12Contemporary Fiction$30,0002019Small/IndieYesYesArab/West Asian/Middle Eastern, White, MultiracialCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 12:20:40Cookbook$8,000Worldwide2018PageYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 11:25:52Cookbook$7,500English Language Only2014Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/12/2020 9:45:15Cookbook$10,000English Language Only2018Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoyesHad to pay photography and all expenses
6/9/2020 17:34:49Cookbook as co-author$25,000Worldwide2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/10/2020 13:09:35Craft Essays$3,000Worldwide2016Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis ManGayNoNothis book was solicited by the publisher
6/9/2020 13:44:49Essays$100,000Worldwide2017Large (Big 5)NoWhiteCis ManStraightat-auction
6/9/2020 13:45:36Essays$7,500North America Only2017Large (Big 5)YesWhiteCis ManGay
6/11/2020 10:25:39Essays$12,000English Language Only2011Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/11/2020 10:27:15Essays$350,000North America Only2014Hachette (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/6/2020 18:17:31Experimental Fiction $0North America Only2019KERNPUNKT PressWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualKatharine Coldiron Ceremonials
6/10/2020 11:25:18Food Writing$1,000English Language Only2013Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 1:09:51Graphic Novel$5,000NoNonbinary/AgenderQueerArchie BongiovanniGood deal on royalties. Written and drawn in only 4 months.
6/10/2020 1:09:51Graphic Novel$20,000NoNonbinary/AgenderQueerArchie BongiovanniGood deal on royalties. Written and drawn in only 4 months.
6/10/2020 1:09:51Graphic Novel$31,000YesNonbinary/AgenderQueerArchie BongiovanniGood deal on royalties. Written and drawn in only 4 months.
6/10/2020 0:35:22Graphic Novel$5,000Lion ForgeNoAriel RiesWitchy7.5% royalties. (9% after 10k copies sold). was told pretty bluntly that witchy being a webcomic and remaining online was a huge risk factor so they couldn't really afford to pay more. despite being ~260 odd full colour pages, about 90% of the pages were already done at the time i signed the deal, however I did a lot of revision work on old pages to bring them up to a higher standard. i was originally offered 15k for (i think) a 5 book deal, lol. I took a 1 book deal: at least I'd be able to negotiate for better terms on the second book if the first book sold well
6/7/2020 0:30:35Graphic Novel$1,0002010FantagraphicsYesNoWhiteCis ManDrew Weing6% royalties.
6/10/2020 15:46:55Graphic Novel$4,000Nonbinary/AgenderEmmett HelenMy RiotI signed for My Riot (176 pages, my first graphic novel) for a $2k advance and negotiated about halfway through the process to double it to $4k.
6/9/2020 23:12:27Graphic Novel$2,555NobrowHamish SteeleDeadEndia 1Royalties 8% net rate. Made $10378 on Kickstarter (GBP). Won an Eisner before beginning sequel. Agent takes 10%.
6/9/2020 23:12:27Graphic Novel$5,745NobrowHamish SteeleDeadEndia 2Royalties 8% net rate. Agent takes 10%.
6/9/2020 23:12:27Graphic Novel$6,385NobrowHamish SteeleRoyalties 8% net rate. Agent takes 10%. Lost ability to sell in-person. Cannot make competing comics.
6/9/2020 23:12:27Graphic Novel$2,235NobrowHamish SteelePantheonRoyalties 8% net rate. Made $13289 on Kickstarter (GBP). Agent takes 10%.
6/6/2020 17:37:55Graphic Novel$15,0002019First SecondKevin PanettaBloom
6/6/2020 17:03:13Graphic Novel$3,750Ryan Estrada
6/10/2020 22:06:32Graphic Novel$4,500Oni PressWhiteCis ManScott ChantlerNorthwest Passage
6/10/2020 22:06:32Graphic Novel$10,000Random HouseWhiteCis ManScott ChantlerTwo Generals
6/10/2020 22:06:32Graphic Novel$12,000Kids Can PressWhiteCis ManScott ChantlerThree Thieves
6/10/2020 22:06:32Graphic Novel$14,000Kids Can PressWhiteCis ManScott ChantlerThree Thieves
6/10/2020 22:06:32Graphic Novel$20,000Random HouseWhiteCis ManScott ChantlerBix
6/10/2020 22:06:32Graphic Novel$45,000Gallery 13WhiteCis ManScott ChantlerUnnannounced
6/6/2020 18:06:45Graphic Novel$60,0002019Insight ComicsSteve HortonBowie
6/10/2020 2:24:46Graphic Novel$0YesTillie Walden50/50 split on royalties.
6/10/2020 2:25:23Graphic Novel$50,000NoTillie WaldenSpinning, Are You Listening2-book deal
6/10/2020 2:25:52Graphic Novel$30,000NoTillie WaldenOn A SunbeamSunbeam remains free to read online even after publishing and is my best seller.
6/8/2020 0:39:34Graphic Novel$75,000HarperCollins (and Imprints)East AsianWendy Xu3-book deal.
6/6/2020 18:54:19Graphic Novel$3,000Worldwide2020Small/IndieWhiteCis ManStraight
6/7/2020 9:34:53Graphic Novel$10,000Worldwide2018Small/IndieYesNoWhiteBi/PansexualNoBrutal on the back end but it’s what I thought I needed to suck up for a debut
6/8/2020 10:56:00Graphic Novel$1,280English Language Only2018Small/IndieNoNoMultiracialCis WomanGay
6/8/2020 15:54:16Graphic Novel$2,000Worldwide2017Small/IndieYesNoWhiteNonbinary/AgenderQueer
6/8/2020 21:03:51Graphic Novel$39,000English Language Only2013Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesMultiracialCis WomanNo
6/8/2020 21:04:40Graphic Novel$5,000English Language Only2015Small/IndieNoNoMultiracialCis WomanNo
6/9/2020 13:49:20Graphic Novel$15,000North America Only2019Small/IndieYesWhiteCis ManStraight
6/10/2020 0:30:57Graphic Novel$2,000Black
6/10/2020 0:30:57Graphic Novel$15,000Black
6/10/2020 0:30:57Graphic Novel$10,000Black
6/10/2020 12:48:14Graphic Novel$62,500WorldwideMacmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteNo
6/10/2020 13:19:25Graphic Novel$6,000Worldwide2014NobrowYesYesWhiteCis ManGayNo
6/10/2020 13:20:04Graphic Novel$20,000Worldwide2018ArchaiaNoYesWhiteCis ManGay
6/10/2020 13:43:01Graphic Novel$32,400Worldwide2014DC ComicsYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoNoWork-for-hire comic series comprising 3 graphic novels
6/10/2020 1:01:31Graphic Novel, Author/Illustrator$25,000Dustin Hansen
6/8/2020 11:13:11Graphic Novel, Illustrator$10,0002015Macmillan (and Imprints)Illustrator DebutYesWhiteCis WomanNo100 pages, full color, children's graphic novel. First as illustrator for a full graphic novel. Included royalties, but looks unlikely to earn out. Very little publisher attention or promo.
6/10/2020 0:03:55Graphic Novel, Illustrator Only$20,000Cis WomanCeline Loup1. this was negotiated up from 10k thanks to my agent 2. I was fired from the project after my AD disappeared for 9 months and when she came back refused to give me enough time to finish the book 3. I only received my 10k advance
Graphic Novel, LGBT$9,000WhiteCis WomanQueerSam MaggsTell No TalesSplit with co-creator.
6/7/2020 0:10:18Graphic Novel, Writer$25,000NoWhiteCis WomanShannon HaleSplit with illustrator ($12.5K per person)
6/7/2020 0:10:18Graphic Novel, Writer$166,666NoWhiteCis WomanShannon Hale3-book deal. Split with illustrator ($250K per person)
6/9/2020 20:49:24Graphic Novel, Writer Only$10,000YesWhiteNonbinary/AgenderQueerAlison Wilgus
6/10/2020 1:01:31Graphic Novel, Writer Only$15,000NoDustin Hansen
6/6/2020 23:38:10Graphic Novel, Writer Only$75,000WhiteCis ManScott WesterfeldSpill Zone2 scripts.
6/7/2020 0:39:27Historical$2,0002012TorWhiteLeanna Renee Hieber4 books.
6/7/2020 0:39:27Historical$30,0002012TorWhiteLeanna Renee Hieber3 books spread over 4 years. 5K per book for 3 re-issues.
6/8/2020 21:26:50Historical$15,000WhiteCis WomanStraightlyssa Palombo4-book deal.
6/8/2020 22:07:21Historical$130,000WorldwideWhiteQueerYesNicola GriffithHild
6/8/2020 22:07:21Historical$160,000WorldwideWhiteQueerYesNicola GriffithMenewood
6/6/2020 20:01:30Historical$15,000North America Only2019MIRAWhiteCis WomanStraightNoelle SalazarThe Flight GirlsHidden FiguresEarned out. Large royalty payments. Next offer came in much larger
6/6/2020 20:01:30Historical$100,000WhiteCis WomanStraightNoelle Salazar
6/7/2020 8:22:11Historical$7,500Worldwide2014Amazon Publishing Publishing (Lake Union)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 4:28:40Historical$1,127Worldwide2018Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 10:36:10Historical$65,000Worldwide2019Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 11:56:01Historical$4,500North America Only2019Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/8/2020 21:28:08Historical$7,500WhiteCis WomanStraight
6/9/2020 6:21:56Historical$17,500English Language Only2015Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYes
6/11/2020 2:21:29Historical Fiction$125,000North America Only2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoAt-auction
6/11/2020 21:16:27Historical Fiction$80,000English Language Only2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManGayNoI believe my agent did, but not sure whichMy tenth novel. Past 5 advances at same level. My first two books were auctioned in 2005 for $80K. Subsequent advances per title by PRH have been the same, with two others of my historical novels sold to HarperCollins at $100k each. My most advance was $75K because I switched houses.
6/14/2020 4:30:48Historical Fiction$0Worldwide2017Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo0
6/14/2020 4:31:43Historical Fiction$0Worldwide2019Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/14/2020 4:32:40Historical Fiction$0Worldwide2020Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 13:39:45Horror$15,0002015Large (Big 5)YesWhiteCis ManStraight
6/9/2020 22:38:16Humor$1,5002006Julie Blattberg
6/11/2020 7:39:42Humor$4,000English Language Only2020Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoConcept was created in house, I was contracted to write it.
6/9/2020 21:51:33Leveled Reader$2,3002018Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesRachel Dougherty
6/8/2020 15:01:58Literary Fiction$0Worldwide2018Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo******no
6/9/2020 7:25:13Literary Fiction$1,500Worldwide2015Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoAlan Michael ParkerNoMy fourth novel, all with indie or university presses. I have also published eight books of poems and edited five other books.
6/8/2020 21:36:28Literary Fiction$5,000Nonbinary/AgenderAlex DiFrancesco
6/8/2020 21:40:14Literary Fiction$65,0002006Allison Winn ScotchThe Dept. of Lost and Found4-way auction.
6/8/2020 21:40:14Literary Fiction$50,000Allison Winn ScotchTime of My Life4-way auction.
6/9/2020 22:02:03Literary Fiction$10,000Worldwide2019Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoAmber SparksAnd I Do Not Forgive You
6/8/2020 21:44:42Literary Fiction$0Amber SparksMay We Shed
6/8/2020 21:44:42Literary Fiction$0Amber SparksDesert Places
6/8/2020 21:44:42Literary Fiction$10,000Amber SparksThe Unfinished World
6/8/2020 21:44:42Literary Fiction$10,000Amber SparksI Do Not Forgive You
6/9/2020 13:55:41Literary Fiction$40,000English Language Only2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesArab/West Asian/Middle EasternCis WomanStraightNoAysegul SavasWalking on the Ceiling
6/9/2020 8:16:55Literary Fiction$27,000Worldwide2015Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoBabstThe Floating WorldLet the Great World Spin, Zeitour, Nine Lives, Salvage the Bones
6/7/2020 0:28:45Literary Fiction$200,0002016HMHYesWhiteCis ManBob ProehlFar from earning out. Later sold adult sci-fi duology to Penguin Random House for 6 figures.
6/11/2020 14:12:49Literary Fiction$100,0002020Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesBlackCis ManBrandon TaylorREAL LIFE
6/8/2020 21:48:11Literary Fiction$2,000Small/IndieYesWhiteCis ManBrendan HodgeIf You Can Get It
6/11/2020 14:22:16Literary Fiction$25,000North America Only2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesBlackCis ManBryan WashingtonLOTauction
6/11/2020 14:22:59Literary Fiction$50,000North America Only2020Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoBlackCis ManBryan WashingtonMEMORIAL
6/11/2020 14:18:24Literary Fiction$10,0002017Small/IndieYesLatin AmericanCis WomanQueerCarmen Maria ManchadoHER BODY AND OTHER PARTIESNational Book Award winner
6/9/2020 11:23:41Literary Fiction$25,000North America Only2004Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoCathy DayThe Circus in EinterI don’t remember. Offered as exclusive. Finalist for inaugural Story Prize
6/8/2020 21:49:27Literary Fiction$7,500Charlotte M. FreemanPlace Last Seen3k paperback, 3k movie rights x 2, and a few tiny royalties.
6/9/2020 12:23:53Literary Fiction$10,000North America Only2000Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoCharlotte McGuinn FreemanPlace Last SeenMy deal was 7.5k hardcover, 3k paperback. Got 3k x 2 for movie rights (Dreamworks)
6/9/2020 16:00:26Literary Fiction$800,000English Language Only2017Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoChip CheekCape May
6/10/2020 11:05:56Literary Fiction$4,000English Language Only2009Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanChristine SneedPortraits of a Few of the People I've Made CryNoThis book was AWP's Grace Paley Prize Winner of 2009 (The prize $ was $4000; it went up to $5500 the next year - of course...Murphy's Law).
6/10/2020 11:07:27Literary Fiction$50,000English Language Only2011Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanChristine SneedLittle Known FactsLittle Known FactsThis was the one offer we got for this book; it was still at five or six other presses but my agent advised me to take this deal because it struck me as fair (and sane as far as my ability to earn it out).
6/10/2020 11:08:56Literary Fiction$50,000English Language Only2013Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanChristine SneedParis, He SaidNoThis was part of a two book deal ($60K total but I'll enter the second book in this deal separately).
6/10/2020 11:10:20Literary Fiction$10,000English Language Only2013Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanChristine SneedThe Virginity of Famous MenNoThis book was part of a two book deal (this boo, a story collection, sold with Paris, He said, a novel - these were my third and fourth published books). I haven't been able to sell another book since these two sold in 2013 (they were published in 2015 & 2016).
6/8/2020 21:51:52Literary Fiction$30,000East AsianCis WomanElissa SloanThe Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes
6/13/2020 4:52:00Literary Fiction$333,333North America, film, UK2014Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteEmma ClineThe Girls (+ two additional books)Three-book deal, of which first novel was THE GIRLS
6/9/2020 10:41:59Literary Fiction$0North America Only2014Small/IndieYesNoNative American/First NationsCis WomanStraightNoErika T. WurthCrazy Horse’s Girlfriend
6/13/2020 4:49:28Literary Fiction$1,000,000North America Only2014Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesBlackImbolo MbueBehold the Dreamershttps://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/international/Frankfurt-Book-Fair/article/64277-frankfurt-book-fair-2014-in-pre-fair-deals-two-debuts-draw-seven-figures.html
6/7/2020 9:31:37Literary Fiction$1,300,000North America Only2020Macmillan (and Imprints)Jeanine CumminsAmerican Dirt
6/10/2020 11:13:58Literary Fiction$30,000Worldwide2002HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoJess WalterLand of the BlindFirst novel had been a NY Times Notable
6/10/2020 11:15:09Literary Fiction$35,000Worldwide2005HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoJess WalterCitizen Vince
6/10/2020 11:16:25Literary Fiction$50,000Worldwide2006HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoJess WalterThe ZeroHad won an Edgar Award and others
6/10/2020 11:17:35Literary Fiction$75,000Worldwide2009HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoJess WalterThe Financial Lives of the PoetsLast books had been National Book Award finalist & Edgar Award winner
6/10/2020 11:18:22Literary Fiction$125,000Worldwide2012HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoJess WalterBeautiful Ruins
6/10/2020 11:19:21Literary Fiction$10,000Worldwide2013HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoJess WalterWe Live in WaterShort story collection, negotiated before Beautiful Ruins became a bestseller
6/9/2020 18:12:17Literary Fiction$1,000Worldwide2010Miami University PressYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightYesJohn CotterUnder the Small Lights
6/8/2020 23:29:00Literary Fiction$57,000Worldwide2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesLatin American, Native American/First Nations, MultiracialCis WomanKali Fajardo-AnstineWoman of Light
6/8/2020 23:29:07Literary Fiction$57,000Worldwide2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesLatin American, Native American/First Nations, MultiracialCis WomanKali Fajardo-AnstineSabrina & Corina Exclusive deal
6/9/2020 11:10:15Literary Fiction$7,500North America Only2008Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/Pansexual, QueerNoKatharine BeutnerAlcestisCan't recall what they were
6/8/2020 12:46:16Literary Fiction$2,000Worldwide2019Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoKatharine WeberStill Life With Monkeyyesprevious six books starting 1995 got advances between $25,000 and $120,000
6/10/2020 10:26:12Literary Fiction$75,000North America Only2014Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoKathleen DonohoeAshes of Fiery WeatherLet The Great World Spin by Colum McCann.
6/10/2020 10:28:31Literary Fiction$75,000North America Only2014Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoKathleen DonohoeGhosts of the MissingThis book sold along with my debut. It was the 2nd novel of a two-book deal.
6/8/2020 11:49:08Literary Fiction$1,000English Language Only2018Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanNoKatya Apekina
6/9/2020 9:52:28Literary Fiction$7,000North America Only2019Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanLesbianNoKristen ArnettMostly Dead ThingsSwamplandia!
6/7/2020 9:39:43Literary Fiction$650,0002019Gallery/Scout PressKristen RoupenianYou Know You Want This2 Books. Author of "Cat Person"
6/9/2020 17:21:37Literary Fiction$1,000,000WorldwidePenguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanLara PrescottThe Secrets We KeptAt-auction between 14 publishing houses.
6/6/2020 18:02:44Literary Fiction$30,000Laura Ruby
6/9/2020 8:53:58Literary Fiction$10,0002019Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanLesbian, QueerNoLucy Corin
6/9/2020 8:58:00Literary Fiction$5,0002011Small/IndieNoYesWhiteLesbian, QueerNoLucy Corinhigher than standard royalty percentage
6/7/2020 0:50:12Literary Fiction$200,0002018MCDYesWhiteLydia KieslingThe Golden State
6/8/2020 0:35:31Literary Fiction$02003Small/IndieWhiteCis WomanYesLyn Miller-Lachman
6/10/2020 1:06:18Literary Fiction$20,530English CanadianYesYesNatalie MorrillThe Ghost Keeper
6/6/2020 20:51:56Literary Fiction$25,0002007Grove PressYesArab/West Asian/Middle EasternCis WomanPorochista KhakpourSons & Other Flammable Objects
6/10/2020 23:34:40Literary Fiction$60,000KnopfNoArab/West Asian/Middle EasternCis WomanPorochista KhakpourTehrangeles
6/11/2020 14:24:51Literary Fiction$150,0002019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesWhiteCis ManRaphael Bob-WaksbergSOMEONE WHO WILL LOVE IN YOU IN ALL YOUR DAMAGED GLORYcreator of Bojack Horseman, comedian
6/6/2020 20:29:23Literary Fiction$12,5002014Grove Press, Black CatBlackRoxane GayAn Untamed State
6/13/2020 13:10:30Literary Fiction$125,000North America Only2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteOtherBi/Pansexual, QueerNoSarah GerardTrue LoveAuction
6/9/2020 10:53:35Literary Fiction$1,000English Language Only2013Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoSiân GriffithsBorrowed Horses
6/11/2020 14:04:21Literary Fiction$35,0002015Small/IndieYesSoutheast AsianCis ManViet Thanh NguyenTHE SYMPATHIZERonly offer
6/11/2020 14:07:45Literary Fiction$250,0002015Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoSoutheast AsianCis ManViet Thanh NguyenThe Refugeesoriginally 100,000, increased after The Sympathizer won the Pulitzer
6/13/2020 5:03:07Literary Fiction$1,000,0002015Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesBlackYaa GyasiHomegoinghttps://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/international/london-book-fair/article/66283-london-book-fair-2015-the-buzz-books-of-the-show.html
6/9/2020 19:53:01Literary Fiction$6,000North America Only2014Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNonoforeign english language story collection
6/9/2020 20:02:55Literary Fiction$2,000North America Only2019Small/IndieNoYesWhiteTrans ManQueerNo
6/9/2020 20:42:39Literary Fiction$2,500North America Only2018Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 21:58:11Literary Fiction$60,000English Language Only2018Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoYes
6/9/2020 23:23:48Literary Fiction$8,000Worldwide2015Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 10:32:05Literary Fiction$75,000North America Only2015Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYes
6/9/2020 10:48:59Literary Fiction$135,000Worldwide2012Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoFriday Night Lights
6/9/2020 10:53:18Literary Fiction$2,500North America Only2016Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoI earned out my advance!
6/9/2020 10:57:03Literary Fiction$100,000English Language Only2017Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/9/2020 11:01:45Literary Fiction$250,000North America Only2008Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNomultiple offers
6/9/2020 11:03:38Literary Fiction$300,000North America Only2018Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNotwo other offers, previously published national bestseller
6/9/2020 11:13:15Literary Fiction$1,000North America Only2009Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 11:13:56Literary Fiction$1,000North America Only2012Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 11:14:43Literary Fiction$25,000North America OnlyMacmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 11:15:22Literary Fiction$10,000North America Only2018Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 11:15:29Literary Fiction$1,000North America Only2012Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 11:15:53Literary Fiction$60,000North America Only2018Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 11:20:16Literary Fiction$150,000North America Only2017Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 11:20:45Literary Fiction$160,000North America Only2016HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoat auction
6/9/2020 11:21:31Literary Fiction$110,000North America Only2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 11:24:48Literary Fiction$0North America Only2011Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 11:25:42Literary Fiction$1,500North America Only2014Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 11:26:16Literary Fiction$0North America Only2015Small/IndieNoNoWhiteStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 12:07:45Literary Fiction$50,000Worldwide2014Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesArab/West Asian/Middle EasternCis WomanNoAt auction
6/9/2020 12:09:11Literary Fiction$225,000North America Only2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesArab/West Asian/Middle Eastern, MultiracialCis WomanNo
6/9/2020 12:10:35Literary Fiction$500North America Only2012Small/IndieYesNoMultiracialCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 12:22:15Literary Fiction$175,000North America Only2020Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis Woman
6/9/2020 12:42:24Literary Fiction$10,000North America Only2017Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesBlack, Pacific IslanderCis WomanLesbian, QueerNoYes
6/8/2020 21:43:44Literary Fiction$15,0002004WhiteCis Woman
6/8/2020 22:56:32Literary Fiction$0English, Chinese, Korean2010Small/IndieYesNoMultiracialCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/8/2020 22:57:47Literary Fiction$1,000Worldwide2015Small/IndieNoNoMultiracialCis WomanStraightNoNoWon the presses writing contest
6/8/2020 22:58:41Literary Fiction$0Worldwide2019Small/IndieNoNoMultiracialCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/6/2020 17:44:15Literary Fiction$250,000North America OnlyLarge (Big 5)East AsianMale2 books.
6/6/2020 19:19:25Literary Fiction$1,000Worldwide2014Small/IndieWhiteCis WomanLesbian
6/6/2020 19:53:04Literary Fiction$15,000North America Only2002Large (Big 5)East AsianCis ManStraight
6/6/2020 20:00:38Literary Fiction$100,000English Language Only2020Large (Big 5)BlackCis WomanStraight
6/6/2020 22:40:48Literary Fiction$1,000English Language Only2016Small/IndieNoNoBlackCis ManQueerNo
6/7/2020 3:17:42Literary Fiction$65,000Worldwide2018Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesMultiracialCis WomanQueerNoNo
6/7/2020 7:24:30Literary Fiction$15,000North America Only2008HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 8:26:52Literary Fiction$12,500English Language Only2014Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 8:27:31Literary Fiction$12,500English Language Only2014Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 8:28:10Literary Fiction$25,000English Language Only2015Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 8:28:38Literary Fiction$500English Language Only2018Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/7/2020 8:28:49Literary Fiction$25,000English Language Only2015Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 8:29:42Literary Fiction$25,000Worldwide2017Amazon Publishing (Lake Union)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 8:30:21Literary Fiction$25,000Worldwide2018Amazon Publishing (Lake Union)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 8:34:26Literary Fiction$0Worldwide2003Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanQueerYesNo
6/7/2020 8:42:46Literary Fiction$5,500North America OnlySmall/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 9:58:21Literary Fiction$2,000Worldwide2013Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoOver age of 50
6/7/2020 9:59:40Literary Fiction$2,000Worldwide2013Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoAge over 50 when sold, over 55 when book published
6/7/2020 10:04:39Literary Fiction$35,000Worldwide2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesArab/West Asian/Middle EasternCis WomanQueerNo
6/7/2020 10:14:51Literary Fiction$200,000English Language Only2016Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/7/2020 10:25:09Literary Fiction$3,000Worldwide2015Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/7/2020 10:35:08Literary Fiction$20,000North America Only2016Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManNo
6/7/2020 11:11:27Literary Fiction$1,000North America Only2019Small/IndieNoNoSoutheast AsianCis ManStraightNoNo.Solicitation
6/7/2020 11:40:19Literary Fiction$0English Language Only2017Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 11:47:43Literary Fiction$35,000English Language Only2016Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesEast AsianCis WomanQueerNo
6/7/2020 12:07:44Literary Fiction$25,000English Language Only2014Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/7/2020 12:08:06Literary Fiction$1,000North America Only2016Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYesNot in my query; (I don't know if comps were used in my agent's submission)I received $5000 advance for the audiobook.
6/7/2020 12:08:27Literary Fiction$50,000English Language Only2017Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/7/2020 12:42:15Literary Fiction$300,000North America Only2020HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesSoutheast AsianCis ManGayNoyes, and one comp was a White (im non-Black queer poc/second generation immigrant) and I really didn’t want to use the comp but agent was insistent. Ended up getting me a very good advance though.Auction, multiple offers, foreign sales in process
6/7/2020 12:45:10Literary Fiction$15,000North America Only2003Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanNo
6/7/2020 12:46:45Literary Fiction$55,000English Language Only2012Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis Woman
6/7/2020 12:55:18Literary Fiction$50,000English Language Only2014Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/7/2020 12:56:12Literary Fiction$25,000English Language Only2016Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo2 books, $50,000 total.
6/7/2020 13:18:08Literary Fiction$75,000Worldwide2014HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoThe Last Samurai, The Flamethrowers
6/7/2020 13:26:28Literary Fiction$4,500UK only2009Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/7/2020 15:06:54Literary Fiction$1,500North America Only2019Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanQueerYes
6/7/2020 15:56:39Literary Fiction$30,000English Language Only2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesEast AsianCis WomanNoDaisy Jones and the Sixpre-empt
6/7/2020 20:57:48Literary Fiction$30,000Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesWhiteCis WomanYes
6/7/2020 21:47:38Literary Fiction$175,000North America OnlyLarge (Big 5)YesYesEast AsianNoAt auction
6/8/2020 3:27:47Literary Fiction$500,000North America Only2017Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/8/2020 6:51:11Literary Fiction$30,000North America Only2018Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis Man
6/8/2020 7:27:47Literary Fiction$50,000North America Only2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 7:45:16Literary Fiction$7,500English Language Only2015Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis ManGayNo
6/8/2020 8:03:43Literary Fiction$1,500UK2019Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoGot the same advance for all three books. First one was a novel published by Penguin South Africa. Last two were short story collections published by a UK independent press.
6/8/2020 8:18:17Literary Fiction$10,000English Language Only2020Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteTrans ManQueerNoPaul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl -- Andrea Lawlor, The Sellout - Paul Beatty
6/8/2020 8:30:07Literary Fiction$140,000North America Only2015Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualYesAlready published, at auction, NYT bestseller
6/8/2020 8:35:13Literary Fiction$75,000English Language Only2017Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNonotwo book deal
6/8/2020 9:42:09Literary Fiction$505,000Worldwide2021Large (Big 5)YesYesMultiracialCis WomanStraightNoyes
6/8/2020 9:49:19Literary Fiction$10,000Worldwide2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoCalifornia (Edan Lepucki)
6/8/2020 10:56:07Literary Fiction$150,000North America Only2011Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoAt auction. earned out within first 6 months
6/8/2020 11:14:23Literary Fiction$4,500North America Only2016Small/IndieYesNoEast AsianQueerNono
6/8/2020 11:19:35Literary Fiction$100Worldwide2019Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNonoIn the payment question above, I assume you're talking about the advance. My "advance" was a whopping $100 and 25 copies of my book. That's it.
6/8/2020 11:28:57Literary Fiction$750,000English Language Only2018Large (Big 5)YesYesNative American/First NationsCis ManStraightNo
6/8/2020 11:38:10Literary Fiction$60,000North America Only2020Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteQueerNoThe Price of SaltDuring pandemic
6/8/2020 11:44:27Literary Fiction$90,000Worldwide2017Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesIndian/South Asian, WhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/8/2020 12:41:57Literary Fiction$3,000North America Only2019Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 12:46:59Literary Fiction$15,000North America Only2016Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNonoOnly offer. Was a short story collection. Paperback original.
6/8/2020 13:36:46Literary Fiction$2,000Worldwide2018Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoLonglisted for the National Book Award
6/8/2020 13:44:25Literary Fiction$20,0002011BloomsburyNoBlack
6/8/2020 13:45:21Literary Fiction$0Worldwide2013Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoNo
6/8/2020 13:47:05Literary Fiction$100,0002017Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoBlackprevious book won NBA
6/8/2020 14:44:34Literary Fiction$500,000Worldwide2019Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesBlackNonbinary/AgenderLesbian, QueerYesPre-empt
6/8/2020 16:23:00Literary Fiction$225,000North America Only2017Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoat-auction & award-winning author
6/8/2020 18:08:09Literary Fiction$75,000North America Only2010HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanNoAuction
6/8/2020 19:00:48Literary Fiction$30,000Worldwide2020HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/8/2020 21:12:11Literary Fiction$0English Language Only2018Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanNoTwo previous midlist novels with Random House
6/8/2020 21:13:42Literary Fiction$70,000Worldwide2003Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanNohalf of two-book deal
6/9/2020 2:07:31Literary Fiction$50,000Worldwide2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoNoBlackCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 4:53:15Literary Fiction$0English Language Only2019Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis Man
6/9/2020 4:55:07Literary Fiction$2,000English Language Only2010Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesMultiracialCis ManBi/PansexualNoNo
6/9/2020 4:56:28Literary Fiction$125,000North America Only2018Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoTook the underbidder, more money for UK rights and a film/tv option
6/9/2020 5:44:04Literary Fiction$100,000North America Only2012Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNopre-empt
6/9/2020 5:45:01Literary Fiction$3,000English Language Only2019Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 6:23:30Literary Fiction$50,000North America Only2018Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNopreempt
6/9/2020 6:52:21Literary Fiction$5,000North America Only2009Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 6:53:30Literary Fiction$50,000Worldwide2012Macmillan (and Imprints)Novel DebutYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo3rd Book, 1st Novel.
6/9/2020 7:09:03Literary Fiction$100,000WorldwideMacmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo4th book, 2nd Novel
6/9/2020 7:29:19Literary Fiction$0North America Only2011Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoNoAward-winning author; book appeared on Amazon’s sales chart for story collections above Stephen King’s book of stories at the time; total royalties in this incredibly, embarrassingly bad deal were less than $500; author ended contract at the end of the five-year term and the book is currently out of print; author regrets pretty much everything about this book except the stories within
6/9/2020 7:42:27Literary Fiction$6,500Worldwide2019Small/IndieYesNoMultiracialCis ManBi/PansexualNoLargess of the Sea maiden, the dream life of astronauts
6/9/2020 8:08:44Literary Fiction$2,500English Language Only2014Small/IndieYesYesSoutheast AsianCis WomanQueerNo
6/9/2020 8:09:49Literary Fiction$7,500English Language Only2018Small/IndieNoYesSoutheast AsianCis WomanQueerNo
6/9/2020 8:35:57Literary Fiction$25,000English Language Only2013Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesLatin AmericanCis WomanStraightNoAward-winning Author
6/9/2020 8:50:57Literary Fiction$150,000English Language Only2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteOtherQueerNot sureOnly offer
6/9/2020 8:56:27Literary Fiction$1,5002005Small/IndieNoYesWhiteLesbian, QueerNo
6/9/2020 8:58:47Literary Fiction$100,000North America OnlyLarge (Big 5)YesYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 8:59:52Literary Fiction$1002003Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanLesbian, QueerNoAvant-garde press.
6/9/2020 9:16:27Literary Fiction$3,000Worldwide2019Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 9:17:08Literary Fiction$3,000North America Only2010Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 9:17:48Literary Fiction$25,000North America Only2005Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 10:01:33Literary Fiction$75,000North America Only2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanGayNoSold at auction
6/9/2020 10:05:28Literary Fiction$1,000English Language Only2016Small/IndieYesNoBlackCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 10:14:26Literary Fiction$50,000North America Only2016Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoPreempt. Only one foreign right sold, to Mexico.
6/9/2020 10:29:42Literary Fiction$35,000North America Only2020Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoElif Batuman's THE IDIOTpre-empt deal
6/9/2020 13:24:19Literary Fiction$15,0002020Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 13:42:37Literary Fiction$20,000North America Only2017Large (Big 5)YesWhiteCis ManStraight
6/9/2020 13:43:32Literary Fiction$5,000North America Only2017Small/IndieYesWhiteCis ManStraightidentifies as occupying non-traditional body
6/9/2020 13:46:25Literary Fiction$2,000North America Only2017Small/IndieYesWhiteCis ManStraight
6/9/2020 13:47:17Literary Fiction$25,000North America Only2018Small/IndieNoWhiteCis ManStraight
6/9/2020 14:32:19Literary Fiction$155,000English Language Only2014Penguin Random House (and Imprints)Fiction debut (2nd book)YesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoat-auction
6/9/2020 14:32:55Literary Fiction$90,000North America Only2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhite
6/9/2020 15:09:54Literary Fiction$60,000English Language Only2018Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanNo
6/9/2020 15:28:36Literary Fiction$15,000Worldwide2016HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 15:52:26Literary Fiction$165,000Worldwide2010Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesSoutheast Asian, MultiracialCis ManStraightNoYes
6/9/2020 15:53:30Literary Fiction$225,000Worldwide2015Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesSoutheast Asian, MultiracialCis ManStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 17:21:37Literary Fiction$500,000North America Only2013Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYes Multiple offers, sold in preempt
6/9/2020 17:42:42Literary Fiction$35,000Worldwide2017Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 18:19:11Literary Fiction$1,500Print only. H/C paid $500 for ebook world rights2012Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanQueerNoNoI’d already spoken with the pub and acquired an agent to broker the actual deal.
6/9/2020 19:09:11Literary Fiction$15,000English Language Only2017Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 19:09:51Literary Fiction$15,000North America Only2015Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 19:26:03Literary Fiction$12,000North America Only2014Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNonobok was foreign english language debut in american market
6/9/2020 19:38:34Literary Fiction$100,000English Language Only2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoNoPre-empt
6/10/2020 4:00:40Literary Fiction$30,000Worldwide2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNonoPreviously published a small press story collection
6/10/2020 5:25:45Literary Fiction$12,500Worldwide2020Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesLatin American, White, MultiracialCis WomanStraightNoYesAward-winning author, I jumped from YA to Adult with this book, we had a film agent shopping the book before it was bought
6/10/2020 7:39:19Literary Fiction$10,000North America Only2018Small/IndieYesNoIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNoDeath of Vishnu, The Golden Son, Family Matters,, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Before We Visit the Goddess
6/10/2020 9:16:02Literary Fiction$40,000North America Only2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesEast AsianCis ManStraightNo
6/10/2020 10:06:00Literary Fiction$150,000English Language Only2021HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoMultiple offers
6/10/2020 10:30:04Literary Fiction$0English Language Only2020Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/10/2020 11:11:08Literary Fiction$20,000Worldwide2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoI don't know what the fuck that is!N O P E - just good luck
6/11/2020 13:37:03Literary Fiction$200,000Worldwide2004Warner BooksYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoThe Lovely BonesPre-empt in a $400,000 two-book deal
6/11/2020 13:38:01Literary Fiction$200,000Worldwide2004Warner BooksNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoPre-empt in a $400,000 two book deal
6/11/2020 13:39:11Literary Fiction$75,000Worldwide2013Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoThe Secret Historybecame a New York Times bestseller, earned out royalties from foreign sales before publication
6/11/2020 13:39:53Literary Fiction$150,000Worldwide2014Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/11/2020 13:40:39Literary Fiction$125,000Worldwide2020Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoThe Interestings, Arcadia
6/11/2020 13:53:11Literary Fiction$125,000English Language Only2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/11/2020 14:52:00Literary Fiction$40,000North America Only2003Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/11/2020 14:52:55Literary Fiction$500,000North America Only2005Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/11/2020 15:35:08Literary Fiction$80,000North America Only2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNonot sure: agent did not share details of saleI'm with an agency known to be cutthroat with deals
6/11/2020 16:05:52Literary Fiction$75,000North America Only2017Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoEILEEN by Ottessa Moshfegh, WE THE ANIMALS by Justin Torres, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES by Jeffrey Eugenides, WINTER’S BONE by Daniel Woodrell
6/11/2020 16:39:12Literary Fiction$4,500Worldwide2011Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoThe book was a short story collection. All the stories had been previously published in respected journals, but I didn't have a novel attached so it was a tough sell.
6/11/2020 17:16:13Literary Fiction$65,000North America Only2019Large (Big 5)YesYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/12/2020 1:04:30Literary Fiction$8,000English Language OnlyMid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesNative American/First NationsNono
6/12/2020 11:50:05Literary Fiction$100,000Worldwide2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesNonwhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/12/2020 13:29:03Literary Fiction$650,000North America OnlyLarge (Big 5)YesYesEast Asian
6/12/2020 19:09:20Literary Fiction$125English Language Only2012Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNonoauction with four houses
6/13/2020 0:41:11Literary Fiction$10,000Worldwide2017Bloomsbury NoYesBlackCis WomanQueer
6/13/2020 5:47:09Literary Fiction$35,000North America Only2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesBlackCis WomanNo
6/13/2020 12:25:16Literary Fiction$30,000North America Only2018Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesMultiracialCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 12:42:07Literary fiction $3,000North America Only2015Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/6/2020 20:56:32Literary Fiction, Fantasy$20,0002014BloomsburyNoArab/West Asian/Middle EasternCis WomanPorochista KhakpourThe Last Illusion
6/7/2020 7:23:35Literary Fiction, Historical$300,000North America Only2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNoTHE PARIS WIFE
6/7/2020 7:26:57Literary Fiction, Historical$130,000North America Only2017HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesEast AsianStraightThe Nightingale
6/7/2020 13:37:33Literary Fiction, Historical$42,600UK and Australia2014Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/8/2020 10:41:44Literary Fiction, Historical$75,000Worldwide2014Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/8/2020 18:50:11Literary Fiction, Historical$500,000North America Only2019Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 4:55:11Literary Fiction, Historical$40,000Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 17:04:46Literary Fiction, Historical$15,000North America Only2009Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 17:05:32Literary Fiction, Historical$125,000North America Only2013Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 17:39:07Literary Fiction, Historical$15,000Worldwide2018Amazon Publishing (Little A)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 8:44:32Literary Fiction, Magical Realism$1,000They had an option for translation rates that expires after 3 years.2017Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo"lies at the cross-roads of Nami Mun’s MILES FROM NOWHERE, Marcelo Figueras’s KAMTCHATKA, and Guillermo Del Torro’s film PAN’S LABYRINTH"
6/9/2020 19:37:13Literary Fiction, Non-Fiction$145,000Worldwide2021Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesEast AsianCis ManStraightNokarl taro greenfeldFifty Cents for Your Soul
6/13/2020 14:27:58Literary Fiction, Psychological Fiction$100,000North America Only2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteTrans ManGay, QueerYesThe Secret History + The Talented Mr. Ripleyat auction
6/7/2020 10:29:31Literary Fiction, Women's$6,500Worldwide2020Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE
6/8/2020 9:27:58Literary Fiction, Women's$250,0002017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoCurtis Sittenfield, Anton DiSclafaniSold in a pre-empt, two book deal (second book sold for same amount)
6/8/2020 9:29:00Literary Fiction, Women's$250,000North America Only2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoSecond book in a two-book deal
6/8/2020 9:39:26Literary Fiction, Women's$100,000Worldwide2020Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoprevious multiple bestsellers that earned out multiple times over - 25k more than previous advance
6/8/2020 21:14:34Literary Fiction, Women's$100,0002002Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanNo
6/10/2020 7:17:06Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction$2,000North America Only2014Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoNoI’ve made less than 2k in total sales
6/8/2020 9:36:27Literary Fiction, Women's, Historical$25,000North America Only2019Small/IndieNoYesBlackCis WomanStraightNoHomegoing
6/8/2020 9:38:14Literary Fiction, Women's, Historical$75,000Worldwide2016Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNosold before 1st book (NYT bestseller) pubbed, but had addl potential bonuses based on sales in place of higher advance
6/11/2020 14:19:54Memoir$12,5002019Small/IndieNoLatin AmericanCis WomanQueerCarmen Maria MachadoIN THE DREAM HOUSE
6/10/2020 20:00:52Memoir$25,000North America Only2016Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanNoMeghan FlahertyTango Lessons: A MemoirThe Possessed, Eat Pray Love, H is for HawkDidn’t go to paperback.
6/9/2020 22:05:24Memoir$55,000Worldwide2010Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYes, but I'm not sure they believed us, lol. Diane Ackerman's Natural History of the Senses, Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love.The book was sold on proposal at auction between two houses. Bidding started at 30K. When a competing house raised 5K the original editor came in at 55K which was more than the competing editor was authorized to offer. So a jump of 25K due to competition.
6/10/2020 20:00:18Memoir$150,000English Language Only2016Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)Solo debut; co-written otherwYesWhiteCis WomanNoNoPre-empt
6/11/2020 5:43:56Memoir$50,000North America Only2018Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanQueerNoYes
6/11/2020 10:26:28Memoir$650,000North America Only2014Hachette (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/11/2020 16:21:42Memoir$75,000English Language Only2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)Adult DebutYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoOnly one offer in publishing, but there were tv offers before book sale. I’d published children’s picture books but nothing long for adults
6/11/2020 16:23:39Memoir$3,500Worldwide2016Small/IndieNoYesWhite
6/11/2020 16:24:17Memoir$12,000Worldwide2020Small/Indie
6/11/2020 16:24:51Memoir$0English Language OnlySmall/IndieYes
6/11/2020 21:40:15Memoir$7,500North America Only2018Small/IndieYesYesArab/West Asian/Middle EasternCis WomanStraightNo
6/12/2020 6:51:59Memoir$100,000Worldwide2009Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/12/2020 7:59:17Memoir$250English Language Only2019Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/12/2020 13:10:10Memoir$30,000Worldwide2016Macmillan (and Imprints)YesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/12/2020 13:11:12Memoir$200,000Worldwide2019Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoExclusive submission
6/13/2020 13:35:34Memoir$0Worldwide2017University PressYesNoBlackCis ManQueerNoRoyalties: 8% net proceeds up to 3,000 copies/10% 3,001-6,000 copies/12% 6,001-9,000 copies/14% 9,001+ copies/15% eBook.
6/11/2020 0:17:19Memoir, Graphic Novel$2,000Colleen FrakesPrison IslandAdditional $750 for cover design. Quick turnaround, 11 months between signing and publication.
6/10/2020 1:50:27Memoir, Graphic Novel$8,000Oni PressYesNonbinary/AgenderHazel NewlevantNo Ivy Leage=ue
6/8/2020 12:13:19MG$15,000Work For HireWhiteCis ManGayAlex LondonIP.
6/7/2020 0:24:25MG$27,500NoEast AsianAmanda Lin
6/9/2020 22:13:24MG$8,7502008ScholasticWhiteCis ManJake BellPaperback only. $32K has been earned back in royalties from Scholastic book fairs - 130,000 copies sold. $3K for Turkish rights.
6/9/2020 22:13:24MG$9,3332008Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)WhiteCis ManJake BellHardcover.
6/8/2020 22:29:18MG$30,000YesWhiteCis ManStraightJake Burt
6/8/2020 22:29:51MG$40,000NoWhiteCis ManStraightJake Burt2-book deal.
6/8/2020 22:29:51MG$45,000NoWhiteCis ManStraightJake Burt2-book deal.
6/9/2020 22:51:10MG$3,832UK PublisherWhiteJo CotterillElectrigirl
6/9/2020 22:51:10MG$5,108UK PublisherWhiteJo CotterillElectrigirl
6/9/2020 22:51:10MG$15,9642009Large (Big 5)WhiteJo CotterillA Library of Lemons, A Storm of Strawberries
6/6/2020 18:03:02MG$10,000YesWhiteLaura Ruby
6/6/2020 18:03:02MG$40,000WhiteLaura Ruby
6/8/2020 23:26:11MG$2,750WhiteLinda Joy Singleton6-book series
6/6/2020 22:25:54MG$10,0002012Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesWhiteCis WomanQueerYesLynn Miller-Lachman
6/10/2020 23:36:30MG$35,000Michael NorthrupMost earned out quickly, living off royalties.
6/6/2020 20:45:35MG$12,500Small/IndieNoWhiteCis WomanShannon Hale
6/6/2020 19:47:35MG$42,000Worldwide2017Small/IndieWhiteCis WomanStraight
6/6/2020 19:48:12MG$30,000Worldwide2019Small/IndieWhiteCis WomanStraight
6/6/2020 19:48:37MG$15,000WorldwideLarge (Big 5)WhiteCis WomanStraight
6/6/2020 20:09:38MG$20,000English Language Only2010Small/IndieMultiracialCis ManStraight
6/6/2020 20:10:33MG$20,000English Language Only2011Small/IndieMultiracialCis ManStraight
6/6/2020 20:13:12MG$15,000English Language Only2012WhiteCis WomanDebut, 2 books at 15K each
6/6/2020 20:13:22MG$50,000English Language Only2018Large (Big 5)MultiracialCis ManStraight
6/6/2020 20:13:48MG$20,000English Language Only2014Small/IndieWhiteCis Woman
6/6/2020 20:14:24MG$35,000English Language Only2018Large (Big 5)WhiteCis Woman
6/6/2020 20:14:52MG$50,000English Language Only2019Large (Big 5)MultiracialCis ManStraight
6/6/2020 20:15:00MG$35,000English Language Only2020Large (Big 5)WhiteCis Woman2 books @ 35K each
6/6/2020 20:17:23MG$50,000Worldwide2018Large (Big 5)WhiteCis WomanStraight
6/6/2020 20:23:00MG$50,000English Language Only2020Large (Big 5)WhiteCis WomanBi/Pansexualat auction
6/6/2020 21:30:24MG$50,000WhiteCis Woman
6/6/2020 22:25:27MG$12,500Worldwide2017Large (Big 5)YesYesLatin AmericanBi/PansexualNo
6/6/2020 22:30:51MG$50,000Worldwide2018Abrams KidsNoYesIndian/South AsianAnthology so advance shared among all authors
6/6/2020 22:50:46MG$35,000Worldwide2020Large (Big 5)YesYesSoutheast AsianCis WomanStraightNoAt auction
6/6/2020 23:35:06MG$4,000English Language Only2016Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 0:24:39MG$12,500Worldwide2022HMHKidsNoYesWhite
6/7/2020 2:09:18MG$50,000North America Only2016Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesMultiracialCis WomanBi/PansexualYes
6/7/2020 3:38:33MG$7,000Worldwide2017YesYesWhiteCis WomanQueerNoOnly one publisher offered, and not on the book I went on sub on.
6/7/2020 3:44:32MG$25,000Worldwide2018Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesLatin AmericanCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/7/2020 3:47:23MG$114,000English Language Only2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualYesPre empt
6/7/2020 4:35:18MG$15,000Worldwide2017Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoThis was after my ya hit the nytimes list
6/7/2020 6:57:17MG$45,000North America Only2019Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesBlackCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/7/2020 7:52:10MG$50,000English and SpanishMid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesMultiracialStraight
6/7/2020 8:14:27MG$13,000English Language Only2014HMHYesYesWhiteCis Womanno
6/7/2020 8:14:48MG$125,000Worldwide2016Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 8:16:06MG$25,000English Language Only2015HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis Woman
6/7/2020 8:25:03MG$10,000Worldwide2019Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraight
6/7/2020 8:26:19MG$10,000Worldwide2010HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesNoWhiteCis Woman
6/7/2020 8:32:32MG$90,000North America Only2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNosold at auction, 2-book deal
6/7/2020 8:33:27MG$25,000Worldwide2010Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo2-house auction
6/7/2020 8:38:24MG$10,000Worldwide2012Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanQueerYesNo
6/7/2020 8:45:02MG$2,200North America Only2016Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoCanadian publisher
6/7/2020 8:45:51MG$2,200North America Only2017Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 8:46:34MG$2,200North America Only2018Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoCanadian publisher
6/7/2020 8:52:20MG$9,000Worldwide2008Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)YesNoWhiteCis Woman
6/7/2020 8:56:29MG$25,000Worldwide2015Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesBlackCis WomanStraightNoNoFirst sale, but 4th book published
6/7/2020 9:11:52MG$15,000North America Only2016Large (Big 5)NoEast AsianCis ManStraightYes
6/7/2020 9:12:52MG$15,000North America Only2014Large (Big 5)NoYesEast AsianCis ManStraightYes
6/7/2020 9:13:33MG$20,000North America Only2010Large (Big 5)YesYesEast AsianCis ManStraightYes
6/7/2020 9:48:04MG$50,000YesWhiteNonbinary/AgenderGayYesPreempt
6/7/2020 10:12:12MG$100,000English Language Only2018Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoSold at auction
6/7/2020 10:18:11MG$50,000English Language Only2016Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoauction
6/7/2020 10:18:57MG$150,000English Language Only2019Hachette (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoauction
6/7/2020 11:00:46MG$30,000English Language Only2015HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesSoutheast Asian, WhiteCis WomanNo
6/7/2020 11:16:52MG$10,000Worldwide2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 11:44:43MG$11,000Worldwide2017Book packagerNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 12:26:59MG$15,000Worldwide2018Small/IndieNoYesMultiracialCis WomanBi/PansexualIP
6/7/2020 12:29:05MG$10,000English Language Only2012Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanLesbianNo
6/7/2020 12:30:02MG$15,000English Language Only2013Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanLesbianNo2nd book
6/7/2020 12:34:41MG$20,000English Language Only2014Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanLesbianNomy 4th book; award winning author
6/7/2020 13:09:34MG$105,000English Language OnlyYesWhiteCis ManGayNo
6/7/2020 13:10:15MG$105,000English Language OnlyYesWhiteCis ManGayNo
6/7/2020 13:28:53MG$10,000English Language Only2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/Pansexual, QueerNoTHE MISFITS by James Howe, RuPaul’s Drag RaceThis was the sole offer on this book.
6/7/2020 14:31:39MG$3,000Worldwide2018Disney HyperionYesNoWhiteCis WomanQueerNoNoThis was not a book I wrote but a book cover I illustrated
6/7/2020 15:07:57MG$25,000North America Only2017Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoPreempt
6/7/2020 15:09:06MG$25,000North America Only2017Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoPreempt
6/7/2020 15:31:58MG$20,000Worldwide2010Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesLatin AmericanCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 15:33:17MG$35,000Worldwide2012Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesLatin AmericanStraightNo
6/7/2020 15:39:35MG$2,500Worldwide2007Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/7/2020 17:38:17MG$20North America Only2013Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoContemporary
6/7/2020 17:39:46MG$37North America Only2016Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo4th book with same pub. Only first book earned oit
6/7/2020 18:57:52MG$25,000English Language Only2020HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoNoWhiteCis WomanLesbianNo
6/7/2020 18:59:50MG$2,300North America Only2018Small/IndieYesNoBlack, Latin American, White, MultiracialCis WomanBi/PansexualYesno, they hired me to write itwork for hire--flat rate, no royalties. ghostwritten - Nancy Drew-style, so my name is on the inside but not the cover
6/7/2020 19:57:07MG$65,000North America OnlyMid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesBlackQueerNo
6/7/2020 20:12:26MG$35,000Worldwide2018Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesMultiracialCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 20:14:17MG$10,000Worldwide2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesLatin AmericanCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 20:14:54MG$10,000Worldwide2019Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesLatin AmericanCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 20:15:26MG$30,000Worldwide2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesLatin AmericanCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 20:16:41MG$7,000Worldwide2018Small/IndieNoYesLatin AmericanCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 20:39:27MG$100,000North America Only2011HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanNoPreempt
6/7/2020 20:52:16MG$60,000Worldwide2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 22:14:17MG$50,000English Language Only2019Large (Big 5)MultiracialStraight
6/7/2020 22:14:46MG$75,000North America Only2020Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNoat auction
6/8/2020 8:31:48MG$18,000Worldwide2014Hachette (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManGay, QueerNoAdvance was for both author and illustrator (white, straight, cis-man) to split as they wanted. Very odd situation. The author took 10k, the illustrator 8k. Royalties were split evenly.
6/8/2020 8:34:06MG$25,000Worldwide2015Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManGay, QueerNo
6/8/2020 8:40:19MG$47,000Worldwide2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 8:46:54MG$20,000Worldwide2017Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYes
6/8/2020 8:47:45MG$22,000Worldwide2019Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYes
6/8/2020 10:27:38MG$50,000North America Only2017Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYesThree house auction
6/8/2020 10:34:09MG$45,000North America Only2016HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanNo
6/8/2020 10:43:38MG$15,000Worldwide2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesSoutheast AsianCis WomanStraight
6/8/2020 10:50:49MG$50,000English Language Only2019Large (Big 5)NoYesNonwhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoForeign rights. Royalties. Optioned
6/8/2020 11:13:03MG$55,000English Language Only2015Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoadditional offer from a large imprint for $50,000
6/8/2020 11:14:14MG$55,000Worldwide2015Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/8/2020 11:14:51MG$8,500North America Only2017Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 11:16:46MG$10,000North America Only2019Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 11:26:26MG$20,000English Language Only2017HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanDemi/Asexual, QueerNoNo
6/8/2020 11:28:33MG$75,000Worldwide2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo4-house auction. Author’s first MG but not her first book.
6/8/2020 11:29:33MG$55,000Worldwide2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightAt-auction
6/8/2020 11:36:33MG$25,000North America Only2017Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoI received offers from two different publishing houses
6/8/2020 11:40:03MG$10,000Worldwide2015Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 11:41:21MG$12,500Worldwide2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 12:04:27MG$8,500Worldwide2012Large (Big 5)YesWhiteCis ManStraightNo3 books at this rate
6/8/2020 12:05:15MG$4,000English Language OnlySmall/IndieNoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/8/2020 12:07:16MG$25,000English Language Only2016HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNodebut as this pen-name--already sold books under my real name
6/8/2020 12:07:37MG$12,500Worldwide2010BloomsburyYesYesArab/West Asian/Middle EasternCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 12:18:29MG$20,000English Language Only2020Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 13:43:49MG$15,000Worldwide2016Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 13:44:59MG$15,000English Language Only2017Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 13:45:43MG$15,000English Language Only2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 13:54:26MG$750Worldwide2017Small/IndieYesNoEast AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 13:55:20MG$12,500North America Only2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoEast AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 14:01:14MG$12,000Worldwide2015Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 14:07:41MG$8,500Worldwide2017Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/8/2020 14:35:51MG$15,000North America Only2019Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesBlackCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 15:10:45MG$17,500Worldwide2015Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 15:11:28MG$15,000English Language Only2018Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 16:04:25MG$110,000North America Only2018Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoBook was co-authored/advance split with a cis-gendered POC woman
6/8/2020 18:37:55MG$7,500North America Only2019Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 18:49:45MG$12,500Worldwide2018Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 20:26:57MG$50,000English Language Only2019Large (Big 5)MultiracialStraight
6/8/2020 21:27:06MG$175,000North America Only2018Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo5 house auction
6/8/2020 21:51:19MG$0English Language Only2019Small/IndieYesNoWhiteStraightNo
6/8/2020 22:02:29MG$50,000English Language Only2019Large (Big 5)MultiracialStraight
6/8/2020 22:28:20MG$40,000HarperCollins (and Imprints)
6/8/2020 22:35:01MG$50,000North America Only2018Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYes
6/8/2020 23:30:14MG$40,000Worldwide2017WhiteCis WomanStraight2-book deal.
6/9/2020 1:06:01MG$35,000BlackCis Woman
6/9/2020 4:46:37MG$20,000Worldwide2009Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 4:47:38MG$15,000Worldwide2010Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 4:48:50MG$20,000English Language Only2012Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoTrilogy
6/9/2020 4:52:20MG$20,000English Language Only2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoSeries with 4 books
6/9/2020 6:23:21MG$12,500Worldwide2019Large (Big 5)NoYesWhite
6/9/2020 8:03:34MG$30,0002016Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesBlackCis WomanBi/Pansexual, QueerNo
6/9/2020 8:14:48MG$30,000Worldwide2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraight
6/9/2020 11:34:58MG$15,000Worldwide2019Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoJungle Book, Mad MaxSingle book deal
6/9/2020 12:15:10MG$9,000Worldwide2017Small/IndieYesYesIndian/South AsianCis ManNo
6/9/2020 16:02:13MG$60,000North America Only2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesBlackCis WomanStraightNoSold at auction in a 2- book deal (120K total advance)
6/9/2020 16:20:50MG$2,500Worldwide2021Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/9/2020 19:04:21MG$12,500Worldwide2020Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoNoWhiteOther
6/9/2020 21:13:09MG$10,000Worldwide2019Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYes. The Amazing Race, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Libraryonly offer
6/10/2020 2:07:35MG$10,000Worldwide2020Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYes
6/10/2020 9:33:07MG$30,000English Language Only2012HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNon/a
6/10/2020 17:27:07MG$2,500North America Only2018Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYes
6/11/2020 21:38:57MG$10English Language Only2016Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesSoutheast AsianCis WomanStraightNoSold by Patricia McCormick
6/12/2020 3:03:20MG$2,500English Language Only2014Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/12/2020 13:41:02MG$15,000English Language Only2017Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/14/2020 18:03:20MG$62,500Worldwide2020Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightYesAru Shah, InkheartMultiple offers, auction
6/15/2020 8:21:35MG$5,500English Language Only2020Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo royalties (library fair book)
6/15/2020 9:19:20MG$75,000Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanDemi/AsexualNoAt-Auction
6/15/2020 9:20:05MG$17,500Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanDemi/AsexualNo
6/6/2020 18:02:33MG, Adventure$12,000English Language Only2010Harper CollinsWhiteCis WomanStraightDee GarretsonWildfire Run
6/6/2020 18:03:31MG, Adventure$16,000English Language Only2011HarperCollinsWhiteCis WomanStraightDee GarretsonWolf Storm
6/7/2020 20:17:32MG, Anthology$35,000Worldwide2019Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesLatin AmericanCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 17:49:22MG, Contemporary$7,500North America Only2017Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoAmanda Rawson HillThe Three Rules of Everyday MagicNo
6/6/2020 21:53:27MG, Contemporary$20,000Hachette (and Imprints)MG DebutWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualAshley Herring BlakeIvy Aberdeen, Sunny St James2-book deal.
6/6/2020 21:53:27MG, Contemporary$21,000Hachette (and Imprints)WhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualAshley Herring BlakeHazel Bly
6/8/2020 12:13:19MG, Contemporary$17,500Worldwide2016Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManNoBrooks BenjaminMy Seventh-Grade Life in Tights
6/8/2020 18:41:57MG, Contemporary$20,000Worldwide2016Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMerrill WyattERNESTINE, CATASTROPHE QUEENNo$7,000 in royalties to date
6/8/2020 11:54:28MG, Contemporary$17,000English Language Only2017Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesLatin American, MultiracialCis WomanStraightNoMerci Suarez Changes Gears
6/9/2020 10:00:52MG, Contemporary$25,000North America Only2017Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesEast Asian, MultiracialCis WomanBi/PansexualNoJunie B. Jones
6/7/2020 11:19:14MG, Contemporary$58,000Worldwide2016HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYesThis was the price per book for 4 books spread across two 2-book deals, sold in 2016 and 2019.
6/8/2020 12:00:47MG, Contemporary$12,500Worldwide2017Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 12:01:56MG, Contemporary$15,000English Language Only2018Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 11:36:23MG, Contemporary$12,000Worldwide2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoThis was a work for hire that I auditioned for
6/6/2020 23:46:15MG, Graphic Novel$25,0002019HarperCollins (and Imprints)Latin AmericanCis WomanStraightAmparo Ortiz
6/10/2020 22:54:17MG, Graphic Novel$42,500Penguin Random House (and Imprints)Chad SellCardboard Kingdom, DoodlevilleCardboard Kingdom split with writers, Doodleville was not. Cardboard Kingdom has earned out.
6/7/2020 0:31:42MG, Graphic Novel$17,5002016First SecondNoWhiteCis ManDrew Weing2 books. 10% royalties.
6/7/2020 0:31:42MG, Graphic Novel$20,0002016First SecondNoWhiteCis ManDrew Weing10% royalties.
6/9/2020 9:27:42MG, Graphic Novel$15,000English Language Only2016Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesBlackCis WomanDemi/AsexualNoNilah MagruderM.F.K.sole offer
6/9/2020 9:29:24MG, Graphic Novel$155,000Worldwide2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesBlackCis WomanDemi/AsexualNoNilah MagruderCreaky AcresIllustrator only. At auction. Full deal was $255,000 advance, 60/40 split in artist's favor (I may have the math wrong but I THINK my share is $155k), 50/50 royalties.
6/6/2020 21:46:11MG, Graphic Novel$120,000East AsianCis WomanStraightVictoria Ying
6/6/2020 23:37:29MG, Graphic Novel$9,5002019Oni PressYesEast AsianWendy XuMooncakes
6/6/2020 20:08:46MG, Graphic Novel$17,5002017, 2019Large (Big 5)East AsianCis WomanAmulet, CiCi's Journal, The Witch Boy, Cleopatra in Space8% softcover, 10% hardcover, unagented, debut graphic novel series - 2 books in full color, ~208 pages
6/7/2020 1:22:31MG, Graphic Novel$70,000English Language Only2019Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoPre-empt
6/7/2020 3:39:33MG, Graphic Novel$75,000English Language Only2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteNonbinary/AgenderQueerNoPre-empt, one book of a two-book deal
6/7/2020 5:16:47MG, Graphic Novel$5,000Worldwide2019DCNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 9:52:51MG, Graphic Novel$27,500Worldwide2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesNoMultiracialNonbinary/AgenderQueerNo3-book deal; artist only, with author credits. Now agented.
6/8/2020 20:59:14MG, Graphic Novel$9,500Worldwide2018Small/IndieYesYesBlack, White, MultiracialCis WomanBi/PansexualNoLumberjanes
6/9/2020 22:28:43MG, Graphic Novel$100,000YesWhiteCis Woman
6/10/2020 13:06:06MG, Graphic Novel$13,000English Language Only2016Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteNonbinary/AgenderQueerNo
6/8/2020 10:18:00MG, Historical$60,000English Language Only2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightKimberly Brubaker BradleyFighting Wordsno12th novel, 18th pub. book. Debut advance, 1998, was $4,000. 10th book, $25K advance, was #1 NYT bestseller, major award winner. 11th book advance $50K; 12th book $60 K
6/8/2020 15:47:11MG, Historical$20,000Worldwide2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesNoIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNoTina AthaideOrange For The SunsetsYes: Child of Dandelions
6/8/2020 13:52:57MG, Historical$20,000English Language Only2012Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoThe Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
6/7/2020 19:00:44MG, Historical$2,500North America Only2020Small/IndieYesNoBlack, Latin American, White, MultiracialCis WomanBi/PansexualYeswork for hire--flat rate, no royalties. yes in the sense that it's the first one with my name on the cover
6/8/2020 10:30:08MG, Historical$40,000North America Only2017Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanNoAuction
6/8/2020 12:14:44MG, Historical$8,500Worldwide2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoWork-for-hire, X3
6/9/2020 8:21:42MG, Historical, Audio$11,500Worldwide2007Little Bee (Bonnier)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoRachel (R.L.) ToalsonTHE COLORS OF THE RAINno
6/8/2020 10:31:28MG, Historical, Horror$40,000North America Only2020Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanNoNoOption novel
6/7/2020 0:15:47MG, Horror$35,000Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)Southeast AsianHanna AlkafThe Weight of Our SkySalaam Reads.
6/7/2020 21:51:29MG, Hybrid Prose/Poetry $85,000Worldwide2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNone Exclusive submission to existing publisher. It sold for the same as previous book (which was sold at auction)
6/7/2020 13:03:28MG, IP$12,000IP2019Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanNoN/a - IPSold 1 book, immediately sold a two book for the series after that (all at the same amount)
6/6/2020 17:35:38MG, LGBT$72,000Large (Big 5)Non-Binary/AgenderAlex Gino
6/11/2020 13:42:57MG, LGBT$50,000English Language Only2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanGay, Lesbian, QueerYesat-auction
6/7/2020 13:01:06MG, Non-Fiction$15,000Worldwide2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanNo
6/7/2020 13:12:39MG, Non-Fiction$1,500Worldwide2018Hachette (and Imprints)NoNoWhiteCis WomanNoIllustration only, 12 illustrations
6/8/2020 16:19:54MG, Non-Fiction$20,000English Language Only2019Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 6:25:37MG, Non-Fiction$10,000Worldwide2017Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis Woman
6/9/2020 14:59:27MG, Non-Fiction$13,000Worldwide2020Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNomultiple offers
6/10/2020 21:00:42MG, Non-Fiction, Illustrator Only$30,000WhiteCis WomanTyler Feder
6/7/2020 12:20:19MG, Paranormal$15,000Worldwide2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoGoosebumps meets Stranger ThingsIt's the first in a series and the publisher bought two books
6/9/2020 0:17:36MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$10,000WhiteCis ManAdam Selzer
6/8/2020 6:15:58MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$12,500Worldwide2016Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManGayNoAndrew S. ChiltonThe Goblin's Puzzle:Being the Adventures of a Boy With No Name and Two Girls Called AliceNo, I don't think so.
6/8/2020 9:42:12MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$9,600North America Only2006Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoChris AbouzeidAnatopsisDon't remember.Paid out, receive approximately $25.00 in royalties per year.
6/6/2020 17:33:16MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$50,0002016E Latimer2-book deal.
6/8/2020 10:50:49MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$50,000Large (Big 5)NoEast AsianEllen OhNoForeign rights. Royalties. Optioned
6/9/2020 7:11:00MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$60,000Worldwide2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoGeoff RodkeyWe're Not From Here
6/8/2020 22:32:08MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$60,000Large (Big 5)WhiteCis ManStraightJames A. OwenPrior to financial crash of 2008.
6/8/2020 22:44:05MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$35,000Kent DavisA Riddle in Ruby, The Changer's Key, The Great Unravel3-book deal.
6/7/2020 12:27:54MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$25,000English Language Only2016Candlewick Press/Walker BooksYesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoLindsay EagarHOUR OF THE BEES/RACE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA
6/8/2020 17:55:44MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$25,000Worldwide2015Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMelinda BeattyHEARTSEEKER and RIVERBOUNDElla Enchanted, Princess Academy
6/8/2020 20:31:22MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$2,500Small/IndieNicole Kornher-Stace
6/8/2020 11:29:35MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$2,500Worldwide2014Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoNoWhiteCis ManStraightYesPatrick SamphireNo
6/8/2020 11:25:56MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$20,000North America Only2012Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightYesPatrick SamphireSecrets of the Dragon TombNo
6/8/2020 11:26:58MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$20,000North America Only2012Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightYesPatrick SamphireThe Emperor of MarsNo
6/8/2020 11:30:23MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$2,500Worldwide2014Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoNoWhiteCis ManStraightYesPatrick SamphireNo
6/6/2020 23:34:00MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$75,000WhiteCis WomanRachel HawkinsDuology
6/7/2020 0:48:16MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$20,0002017Houghton MifflinWhiteSarah PorterTentacle and Wing
6/7/2020 0:07:54MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$100,0002017Crown BooksWhiteCis ManScott Reintgen
6/7/2020 11:49:24MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$10,000English Language Only2015Quirk BooksYesNoLatin American, MultiracialCis WomanStraightNoTania del RioWarren the 13thNo
6/7/2020 11:23:14MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$140,000North America Only2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesMultiracialCis WomanStraightNoWarriors, Watership Down, Guardians of Ga'hool, Redwallexclusive submission to existing editor of my YA debut
6/7/2020 12:58:19MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$50,000Worldwide2017Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManNoWildwood, Spirited Away
6/7/2020 14:38:12MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$3,000North America Only2021Small/IndieYesNoIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNoAru Shah and the End of Time, Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond
6/8/2020 9:51:05MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$25,000Worldwide2011Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanNoThe Witches and Wayside School
6/8/2020 11:07:26MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$30,000English Language Only2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesLatin AmericanCis WomanStraightNoLabyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova and Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
6/9/2020 11:33:40MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$15,000Worldwide2017Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoHatchet and the movie CastawayIt was a single book deal
6/6/2020 17:56:42MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$45,0002011Small/IndieMG DebutWhiteCis ManStraightDebut book earned out. Subsequent books have been between 40-100k. All but one have earned out.
6/6/2020 20:53:37MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$130,000North America Only2016DisneyMG DebutYesMultiracialCis WomanStraightNoThere were multiple offers which drove it up. Also, Disney paid a $20k increase for the last book. I think the reason it was so high was because they had chosen it as the lead title of the imprint.
6/6/2020 22:12:19MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$50,0002021Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)MG DebutYesWhiteCis WomanNoPre-empt, 2 book deal
6/7/2020 0:04:16MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$20,000ScholasticWhiteCis WomanNo
6/7/2020 0:20:51MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$14,000North America Only2007Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 0:22:31MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$16,000North America Only2009Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 0:24:01MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$17,000Worldwide2018Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 4:21:01MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$20,000Worldwide2015HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteDemi/AsexualNoNo
6/7/2020 6:52:31MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$35,000North America Only2017Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis Woman
6/7/2020 8:30:12MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$25,000English Language Only2016Candlewick Press/Walker BooksYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoThe Girl Who Drank the Moon & Blackbringer
6/7/2020 12:01:34MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$7,000North America Only2014Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/7/2020 12:21:07MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$30,000English Language Only2018Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanMultiple offers
6/7/2020 12:22:18MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$30,000English Language Only2018Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis Woman
6/7/2020 12:25:59MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$30,000English Language Only2014Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoHOLES meets THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREETFour house auction, earned out and earned $20,000 in royalties
6/7/2020 12:41:27MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$20,000English Language Only2016Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanLesbianNo2 book deal, 20k each; my 6th & 7th books; award-winning author
6/7/2020 12:59:36MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$50,000Worldwide2018Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManNo
6/7/2020 13:53:57MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$35,000English Language Only2017Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesBlackCis ManStraightNo
6/7/2020 13:54:36MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$35,000English Language Only2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesBlackCis ManStraightNo
6/7/2020 13:55:24MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$75,000English Language Only2019Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesBlackCis ManStraightNo
6/7/2020 15:34:31MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$35,000Worldwide2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesLatin AmericanCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 6:48:23MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$12,000Worldwide2011Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis ManBi/PansexualYes
6/8/2020 10:16:08MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$22,500English Language Only2018Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanNo
6/8/2020 10:21:10MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$45,000English Language Only2011Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoCoraline, The Mysterious Benedict SocietyAt-auction
6/8/2020 10:23:23MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$30,000English Language Only2015HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/8/2020 10:24:54MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$30,000English Language Only2016HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/8/2020 12:15:39MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$25,000English Language Only2016HarperCollins (and Imprints)Pen Name DebutYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/8/2020 12:17:10MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$4,500English Language Only2020Small/IndieNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/8/2020 17:21:22MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$15,000Worldwide2004Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanNo
6/8/2020 17:22:39MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$35,000English Language Only2011Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanPre-empt
6/8/2020 19:46:02MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$35,000North America Only2017Large (Big 5)YesYesEast Asian
6/9/2020 5:10:57MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$25,000Worldwide2005Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 5:12:31MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$125,000English Language Only2015HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoGame of Thrones, Harry PotterAward-winning author
6/9/2020 10:23:30MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$20,000English Language Only2019Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesBlackCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 12:13:53MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$40,000English Language Only2015Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/Pansexual, Demi/Asexual, QueerNoauction
6/9/2020 12:16:57MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$25,000English Language Only2017Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/Pansexual, Demi/Asexual, QueerNo
6/9/2020 12:36:41MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$1,000Worldwide2019Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 12:40:29MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$90,000Worldwide2013Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesEast Asian, White, MultiracialCis WomanDemi/AsexualNo
6/12/2020 10:46:31MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy$75,000Worldwide2018BloomsburyYesYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNoPERCY JACKSONSold at auction
6/7/2020 12:03:15MG, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Thriller/Mystery$7,500Worldwide2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/8/2020 21:51:33MG, Thriller/Mystery$30,000Worldwide2020Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMr. Limoncello's Library, The Westing Game
6/7/2020 12:05:50MG, Verse$50,000North America Only2021Large (Big 5)MG DebutYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNoYesAuction
6/7/2020 12:14:19MG, Verse$50,000North America Only2021Large (Big 5)MG DebutYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNoYesAt auction multiple offers
6/6/2020 22:34:39MG, Verse$85,000Worldwide2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoThe Crossover, Secret CodersPre-empt to 4-house auction,
6/7/2020 11:26:05MG, Verse$125,000North America Only2021Large (Big 5)MG DebutYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNoYes agent compared them to 2 bestseller award-winning MG books.multiple offers at auction
6/7/2020 15:27:44MG, Verse$24,000North America Only2021Large (Big 5)YesYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNoMultiple offers for auction
6/7/2020 16:30:17MG, Verse$24,000North America Only2021Large (Big 5)NoYesIndian/South AsianStraightNoyesauction
6/8/2020 16:02:01MG, Verse$40,000English Language Only2014Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYesMultiple offers
6/7/2020 15:30:44MG, YA$18,000Worldwide2008Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesNoLatin AmericanCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 19:59:35MG, YA, Non-Fiction$2,600WFHSmall/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/11/2020 0:10:23Mystery/Thriller$10,0002007Kate Pearce
6/10/2020 2:17:00Mystery/Thriller$5,000Work for Hire
6/11/2020 7:23:46Non-Fiction$70,000North America Only2017Abrams PressYesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoAmos BarshadNo One Man Should Have All That Power
6/8/2020 19:03:29Non-Fiction$135,000North America Only2013Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoAutumn Whitefield-MadranoFace Value: The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women's Lives
6/11/2020 8:31:43Non-Fiction$300,000North America Only2018Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoBradford PearsonThe Eagles of Heart MountainAt-auction
6/9/2020 11:25:48Non-Fiction$40,000North America Only2007Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoCathy DayComeback Season
6/7/2020 0:09:46Non-Fiction$0WhiteCis ManChuck Wendig
6/7/2020 0:09:46Non-Fiction$10,000WhiteCis ManChuck Wendig
6/7/2020 22:46:41Non-Fiction$1,000,000Cliff Sims1000000
6/9/2020 22:18:38Non-Fiction$135,0002006ScribnerYesWhiteCis ManDaniel RadoshRapture Ready
6/9/2020 9:40:28Non-Fiction$2,000Worldwide2011ContinuumYesNoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoDaphne CarrNine Inch Nails Pretty Hate MachineNo This was a 33 1/3 and recently they started distro with Spotify. It was the first time I ever got info that I would get royalties. Hasn’t happened yet but maybe?!
6/7/2020 4:24:18Non-Fiction$40,000Australia, UK and North America 2017Penguin Random House (Hay House)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoDenise Duffield-ThomasChillpreneur Also have them the rights to do my first two self published books. No advance but royalties
6/7/2020 19:22:10Non-Fiction$155,000Worldwide2020Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteNonbinary/AgenderGayYesDevon PriceLaziness Does Not Exist You Are A Badass, Shop Class as SoulcraftFour bids from the big five at auction 75k-155k, 12% royalties, $50,000+ bonus if the book earns out
6/10/2020 1:01:31Non-Fiction$25,000YesDustin Hansen
6/7/2020 22:46:00Non-Fiction$3,000,0002018FlatironJames ComeyA Higher Loyalty
6/7/2020 14:34:03Non-Fiction$8,500Worldwide2019Firefly BooksYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightPTSDJanet SomervilleYours, for Probably AlwaysBook has not earned out advance yet. Royalty rate is 8%
6/11/2020 7:22:32Non-Fiction$135,000English Language Only2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoJennifer Keishin ArmstrongWhen Women Invented TelevisionThe Queens of Animation, Ninth Street Women, Good Girls Revolt, Girls Like Usmultiple offers, already-published bestseller
6/10/2020 11:11:48Non-Fiction$30,000Worldwide1995HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoJess WalterEvery Knee Shall BowWas a Pulitzer Prize finalist as a journalist and topic was newsworthy
6/10/2020 23:27:49Non-Fiction$8,000YesJessica HischeIn ProgressAdditional $4000 for postcard set. ~8 months of work. Earned out in 3 months.
6/10/2020 16:10:08Non-Fiction$65,000Worldwide2016Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoJoanne McNeilLurkingNo
6/7/2020 22:46:24Non-Fiction$2,000,0002020Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)John BoltonThe Room Where It Happened
6/10/2020 23:08:18Non-Fiction$17,500Kameron HurleyGeek Feminist RevolutionEarned out.
6/8/2020 7:56:48Non-Fiction$20,000North America and Canada2015Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanQueerNoKirsten Ott PalladinoEqually Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ WeddingAlready had a platform of an online magazine dedicated to subject matter
6/11/2020 13:39:43Non-Fiction$250,000English Language Only2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoLAUREN MARKHAMThe Far Away BrothersYes. Enrique's Journey, Random Family. Pre-empt offer
6/6/2020 21:35:59Non-Fiction$20,000YesWhiteCis WomanMallory O'Meara
6/6/2020 21:37:35Non-Fiction$50,000NoWhiteCis WomanMallory O'Meara
6/9/2020 12:49:13Non-Fiction$25,000Worldwide2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoManjula MartinFruit Trees for Every GardenComps were other gardening books, all by white people$25k for a coauthored gardening how-to book, split between two authors
6/8/2020 6:47:22Non-Fiction$50,000English Language Only2009Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoMark SundeenThe Man Who Quit MoneynoThis was my 4th book, and biggest advance so far. IT was a paperback original and has sold about 60k copies and has earned back the advance, and now I get about $1000 per year in royalties
6/9/2020 14:50:44Non-Fiction$210,000Worldwide2009Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoMatthew HutsonThe 7 Laws of Magical ThinkingBelieving in Magic, Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast, SuperSense, Why People Believe Weird Things, Why We Believe What We Believe (all by white men)multiple offers at auction
6/10/2020 10:27:15Non-Fiction$265,0002016Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesArab/West Asian/Middle Eastern, WhiteCis ManStraightNoMaurice ChammahLet the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death PenaltySome of the advance went to research costs and fact-checking
6/10/2020 1:54:29Non-Fiction$10,000Harvard University PressTrans WomanMcKenzie WarkA Hacker ManifestoEarned out.
6/9/2020 20:09:24Non-Fiction$150,000North America Only2002Large (Big 5)YesYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanQueerNoMinal HajratwalaLeaving IndiaNo
6/9/2020 20:10:37Non-Fiction$12,000Worldwide2018Hachette (and Imprints)Travel guidebookYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanQueerNoMinal HajratwalaMoon FijiNo
6/11/2020 0:00:43Non-Fiction$5,000Nora Loreto
6/11/2020 0:00:43Non-Fiction$2,000Nora Loreto
6/10/2020 1:33:09Non-Fiction$7,5002007AMACOMYesYesPatrick O'KeefeManaging Online ForumsSigned with a small press in 2005 for $2k, but they dropped me. Regrouped, found an agent, and signed for $7.5k in 2007.
6/7/2020 22:45:33Non-Fiction$3,000,0002019Little/Brown (Hachette)Ronan FarrowCatch and Kill
6/6/2020 20:31:37Non-Fiction$15,0002014Harper PerennialBlackRoxane GayBad Feminist
6/7/2020 0:12:47Non-Fiction$10,500Quirk BooksWhiteCis WomanQueerSam MaggsFangirl's Guide to the Galaxy
6/7/2020 0:12:47Non-Fiction$17,500Quirk BooksWhiteCis WomanQueerSam MaggsWonder Women
6/7/2020 0:12:47Non-Fiction$17,500Quirk BooksWhiteCis WomanQueerSam MaggsGirl Squads
6/10/2020 20:49:20Non-Fiction$2,986YesWhiteCis WomanYesSarah KurchakI Overcame My Autism And All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety DisorderAutistic.
6/9/2020 22:42:03Non-Fiction$50,000William MorrowScott CarneyThe Red Market
6/9/2020 22:42:53Non-Fiction$100,000AveryScott CarneyA Death on Diamond Mountain
6/9/2020 22:43:47Non-Fiction$135,000RodaleNoScott CarneyWhat Doesn't Kill Us
6/11/2020 14:09:46Non-Fiction$150,0002018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoSoutheast AsianCis ManViet Thanh NguyenTHE DISPLACED
6/10/2020 17:02:52Non-Fiction$2,000YesWhiteWilliam OttensLibrarian TalesSolicited.
6/6/2020 19:13:11Non-Fiction$5,000Worldwide2020Small/IndieWhiteCis WomanStraight
6/6/2020 20:53:04Non-Fiction$225,000North America Only2019Large (Big 5)YesYesMultiracialLesbianNoAt auction, multiple offers
6/6/2020 23:08:05Non-Fiction$30,000English Language Only2015ChronicleNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 1:35:53Non-Fiction$30,000North America Only2019Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/7/2020 1:37:39Non-Fiction$18,000North America Only2011Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/7/2020 2:21:02Non-Fiction$40,000English Language Only2020Large (Big 5)YesYesBlackCis WomanStraightYesNo
6/7/2020 6:04:00Non-Fiction$75,000North America Only2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYes, other very popular books in my sub-category.
6/7/2020 6:05:33Non-Fiction$100,000North America Only2016Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMy previous self published sales proved my appeal to readers.
6/7/2020 6:08:27Non-Fiction$200,000Worldwide2021Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoI used massive bestsellers in my sub genre and my sel published sales record.I am self published as well as trad and I use this as leverage when we negotiate. I encourage all of you to look into self pubbing.
6/7/2020 7:03:39Non-Fiction$25,000Worldwide2018Hachette (and Imprints)YesNoIndian/South AsianCis WomanNo
6/7/2020 8:11:34Non-Fiction$75,000WorldwideHachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/7/2020 9:00:07Non-Fiction$0Worldwide2020Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManNoNoAcademic book. Payment: "10 per cent of the net amounts received by the Publisher".
6/7/2020 9:06:13Non-Fiction$45,000North America Only2018Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteStraightNo
6/7/2020 9:35:53Non-Fiction$3Other Language Only2018Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/7/2020 9:44:19Non-Fiction$0Worldwide2016University PressYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/7/2020 9:45:05Non-Fiction$3,000Worldwide2020University PressNoNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/7/2020 9:53:36Non-Fiction$50,000English Language Only2019Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanQueerYes
6/7/2020 10:33:12Non-Fiction$310,000North America Only2016HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoSold at auction (amount was the third-highest bid, $45000 below highest offer)
6/7/2020 10:40:58Non-Fiction$3,500English Language Only2004OxfordYesNoWhiteOtherYesNo
6/7/2020 10:53:38Non-Fiction$550Worldwide2014Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/7/2020 12:44:48Non-Fiction$0English Language Only2017Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightYes
6/7/2020 13:26:03Non-Fiction$2,000English Language Only2004Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanQueerYes
6/7/2020 13:27:04Non-Fiction$5,000North America Only2007Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanQueerYes
6/7/2020 13:28:07Non-Fiction$1,000North America Only2017Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanQueerYes
6/7/2020 13:45:04Non-Fiction$30,000English Language Only2016Seal, then bought out by Hachette YesYesWhite, MultiracialCis WomanBi/PansexualYesYes I had sold $3000 worth of electronic copies of an unpublished book which got media industry attention prior to selling the book that was published. Mental health disability.
6/7/2020 13:49:52Non-Fiction$250,000English Language OnlyPenguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesMultiracialStraightYes
6/7/2020 17:14:36Non-Fiction$75,000Worldwide2017Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightpreempt. had edited/published edited a poetry anthology that sold well
6/7/2020 19:43:26Non-Fiction$125,000Worldwide2019Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanYes
6/7/2020 23:10:49Non-Fiction$175Worldwide2015McFarland & Co.YesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/8/2020 4:55:08Non-Fiction$10,000North America Only2019Hachette (and Imprints)NoYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanNo
6/8/2020 4:55:54Non-Fiction$9,000Europe & Commonwealth2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 6:09:00Non-Fiction$825,000Worldwide2020Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesLatin AmericanCis WomanStraightNoAlready published bestseller
6/8/2020 7:28:35Non-Fiction$5,000North America Only2010Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesNoWhiteCis WomanGayNoNoI did not pitch this book idea; publisher came to me.
6/8/2020 7:49:09Non-Fiction$10,000English Language Only2010Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoNoWhiteCis WomanLesbianNo
6/8/2020 10:29:38Non-Fiction$5,000Worldwide2016Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/8/2020 10:31:08Non-Fiction$40,000English Language Only2015Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoThe Making of the Atomic Bomb, The Emperor of All MaladiesImprint not part of Hachette at the time of sale (was with a mid-sized publisher) but was acquired shortly thereafter. Multiple offers. Critical and commercial success. Advance was earned out within a year of publication. Multiple translation deals after publication.
6/8/2020 10:39:14Non-Fiction$8,000Worldwide2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanLesbianNo
6/8/2020 10:49:52Non-Fiction$20,000Can't recall2011Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManGayNo
6/8/2020 10:59:11Non-Fiction$115,000English Language Only2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoMultiple offers
6/8/2020 11:38:02Non-Fiction$175,000North America Only2012Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoat-auction
6/8/2020 11:40:13Non-Fiction$200,000North America Only2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNopre-empt
6/8/2020 12:20:48Non-Fiction$110,000US only2019Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYes: The Orchid Thief, The Golden SpruceAt auction, then again at auction in Canada and the U.S.
6/8/2020 12:39:11Non-Fiction$350,000Worldwide2011Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteNonbinary/AgenderBi/PansexualNosold in pre-empt
6/8/2020 13:03:45Non-Fiction$2,000Worldwide2017Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/8/2020 13:33:58Non-Fiction$300,000North America Only2021Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhite
6/8/2020 13:39:02Non-Fiction$10,300UK/Commonwealth2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoStella Tillyard, The Aristocraticwent to auction but only got a single offer, raised as a good-will gesture
6/8/2020 14:39:43Non-Fiction$90Canada only, english2015Formac LorimerYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoHello New York by Julia Rothman, Every Building in New York by Jame Gulliver HancockI was taken advantage of ! But it was my first book and became a best seller.
6/8/2020 14:40:48Non-Fiction$9,500North America Only2020Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoHello New York by Julia Rothman
6/8/2020 15:42:04Non-Fiction$70,000English Language Only2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesLatin American, White, MultiracialCis WomanStraightNoFive house auction (Graywolf, Bloomsbury, Norton, Riverhead, Little Brown)
6/8/2020 17:25:53Non-Fiction$100,000North America Only2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoat auction
6/8/2020 19:11:06Non-Fiction$60,000WorldwideLarge (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraight
6/8/2020 23:27:01Non-Fiction$85,000English Language Only2016Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoat auction
Non-Fiction$3,000
6/9/2020 2:53:35Non-Fiction$100,000English Language Only2019Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManGayNoYesSubstantial social media following.
6/9/2020 2:54:06Non-Fiction$500,000North America Only2010Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 3:02:20Non-Fiction$10,000English Language Only2020Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 4:57:29Non-Fiction$125,000North America Only2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoUnbroken, Boys in the Boat, Dead Wakeat-auction
6/9/2020 5:02:29Non-Fiction$5,000English Language Only2012Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 5:24:04Non-Fiction$200,000North America Only2010Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesEast AsianCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 6:49:29Non-Fiction$0Worldwide2020Academic PressYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 8:04:28Non-Fiction$75,000Worldwide2017Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoat-auction
6/9/2020 8:22:44Non-Fiction$15,000Worldwide2008National Geographic SocietyYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo Work for hire.
6/9/2020 8:24:19Non-Fiction$25,000Worldwide2010National Geographic SocietyNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 8:37:06Non-Fiction$60,000English Language Only2017Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesLatin AmericanCis WomanStraightNoAward-winning Author
6/9/2020 8:56:18Non-Fiction$0English Language Only2017Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 8:57:28Non-Fiction$10,000English Language Only2019Hachette (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 9:00:22Non-Fiction$125,000North America Only2018Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanLesbian, QueerNo
6/9/2020 10:14:54Non-Fiction$15,000Worldwide2021Large (Big 5)NoNoMultiracialCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 10:15:52Non-Fiction$35,000English Language Only2000Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesMultiracialCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 10:58:51Non-Fiction$1,200Worldwide2015BloomsburyYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYes, used a variety, including big 5
6/9/2020 11:27:17Non-Fiction$1,700English Language Only2019Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo.Debut, very little following, no royalties earned (yet?)
6/9/2020 11:38:31Non-Fiction$50,0002019Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanQueerNo
6/9/2020 11:38:32Non-Fiction$10,000English Language Only2006Penguin Random House (and Imprints)BothYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoThere were two offers, both for same amount of money, Co-edited anthology -- 1st book for one editor / 6th book for other editor
6/9/2020 11:40:08Non-Fiction$0North America Only2011University PressYesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/9/2020 11:51:53Non-Fiction$12,500North America Only2018Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanLesbianNo
6/9/2020 12:20:18Non-Fiction$3,000Worldwide2019Sterling PublishingYesNoEast Asian, NonwhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/9/2020 13:41:22Non-Fiction$20,000North America Only2015Large (Big 5)YesWhiteCis ManStraight
6/9/2020 13:42:01Non-Fiction$30,000Worldwide2016Large (Big 5)YesWhiteCis ManStraight
6/9/2020 13:44:03Non-Fiction$40,000North America Only2017Large (Big 5)NoWhiteCis ManStraight
6/9/2020 13:49:49Non-Fiction$65,000Worldwide2019Large (Big 5)YesWhiteCis ManStraight
6/9/2020 13:50:14Non-Fiction$30,000North America Only2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/Pansexual, QueerNosold on proposal
6/9/2020 14:43:06Non-Fiction$7,500Worldwide2017Chronicle BooksYesYesEast AsianCis WomanNo15k total split with a co-author, we also did the bulk of design and illustration, royalties set at 6-7% per copy after advance, agent took 15% cut
6/9/2020 15:19:17Non-Fiction$0Worldwide2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesNoWhiteNonbinary/AgenderQueerNo
6/9/2020 15:21:54Non-Fiction$0Worldwide2019Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoNoWhiteNonbinary/AgenderQueerNoMultiple authors, all trans, 2 white, one non-white
6/9/2020 15:23:38Non-Fiction$125,000North America Only2015Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 17:33:00Non-Fiction$15,000Worldwide2014Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoBook earned out quickly; won a regional book award
6/9/2020 17:34:35Non-Fiction$11,000Worldwide2017Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoSecond book, different genre than first
6/9/2020 17:35:53Non-Fiction$12,000Worldwide2019Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 19:24:36Non-Fiction$150,000Worldwide2004Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManGayNoNoThree other offers; sale based on 15,000 word proposal/outline
6/9/2020 19:26:15Non-Fiction$250,000Worldwide2008Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManGayNonoPrevious book was NYT bestseller
6/9/2020 20:56:59Non-Fiction$30,000Worldwide2020Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 5:05:51Non-Fiction$60,000Worldwide2013Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 6:57:37Non-Fiction$0English Language Only2006Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoRoyalties every year since
6/10/2020 6:58:19Non-Fiction$0English Language Only2013Self-PubNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 7:00:43Non-Fiction$6,000English Language Only2016Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYesHeal Your Headache, Migraine Brain, Migraine MiracleTranslated into Spanish and Bulgarian
6/10/2020 7:01:33Non-Fiction$9,000English Language Only2019Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYesno
6/10/2020 8:43:12Non-Fiction$35,000Worldwide2005Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/10/2020 10:36:15Non-Fiction$13,000North America Only2015Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYes, but most were academic titles. Main mainstream title was written by three women, one who was an author of color: The Faith Club
6/10/2020 11:28:08Non-Fiction$70,000North America Only2018Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 12:02:05Non-Fiction$30,000Worldwide2015Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNoco-authored, so half the advance (co-author is white cis straight male)
6/10/2020 12:53:53Non-Fiction$50,000Worldwide2016Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNot really3 offers, this was the highest. no other deals.
6/10/2020 13:01:48Non-Fiction$2,000Worldwide2017Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanLesbianNoNo
6/10/2020 13:38:18Non-Fiction$60,000Worldwide2003HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoIt took me 3 rounds of going out to publishers and 37 rejections before I got this offer and one other. The sales process took two years and took everything out of me. I cried under my desk at work several times. I experienced many editors saying yes and many higher-ups saying no because my book challenged the market. In the end, my book sold 20,000 copies, which is a lot for a book, but I still didn't earn out my advance. I had four months to write the book (crash schedule. The book promotion process was very intense and I felt I had no right to say no to many requests. It took two years to recover my health afterward after intense insomnia (sometimes 7 nights with no sleep). Of course we have to factor in taxes and agent fees and realize too that authors do not get to keep the lump sums listed here. In my opinion, writing books is not a way to earn a living - at least not for me - because I am too slow a writer. I learned I had to start a business to support myself that would give me time to continue to write books, since that is my deepest calling.
6/10/2020 14:05:07Non-Fiction$0English Language Only2020UniversityYesNoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/10/2020 14:18:41Non-Fiction$40,000North America Only2017Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYesBehind the Beautiful Forevers, The Hare With the Amber Eyes+ foreign rights to multiple countries
6/10/2020 15:28:23Non-Fiction$12,500Commonwealth excluding North America 2019Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoyes I have zero public platform, no Twitter, and am mid-twenties - the reason i managed to get a deal is because i'm writing about a specific subculture 'from the inside'
6/10/2020 15:31:20Non-Fiction$90,000Worldwide2019Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMultiple Offers
6/10/2020 17:17:20Non-Fiction$300,000English Language Only2020Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoBought at auction, multiple offers in this range
6/10/2020 17:44:45Non-Fiction$20,000English Language OnlyMid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesNonwhiteStraightNoYesAt around the same time, similar nonfiction books in the same genre by several white authors of comparable or lesser professional experience, accomplishments and media platforms sold to large publishers for six-figures.
6/10/2020 19:32:12Non-Fiction$250Worldwide2019Academic NoNoWhiteCis WomanLesbianYes
6/10/2020 22:22:08Non-Fiction$300,000Worldwide2008Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoat-auction
6/10/2020 22:23:08Non-Fiction$500,000Worldwide2017Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNomultiple offers
6/11/2020 0:32:57Non-Fiction$5,000North America Only2006New Society PublishersYesNoWhiteCis WomanLesbianNoNo
6/11/2020 5:59:47Non-Fiction$8,700Worldwide2015Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesNoWhiteCis ManGayNo
6/11/2020 7:16:29Non-Fiction$8,000English Language Only2019Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/11/2020 10:17:38Non-Fiction$0North America Only2016Academic Press (Creative Imprint)NoNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoRoyalties at 7%. No advance.
6/11/2020 10:50:56Non-Fiction$500Worldwide2020Oxford UPYesNoWhiteCis WomanLesbianNo
6/11/2020 12:19:08Non-Fiction$25,000Worldwide2016Small/IndieYesYesBlackCis WomanStraightNo
6/11/2020 13:52:44Non-Fiction$205,000English Language Only2001Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoA Tribe Apart, A Hope in the Unseen10 major publishers bid at auction; I was a staff writer at a top 3 newspaper
6/11/2020 13:54:13Non-Fiction$150,000English Language Only2004Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoHad published 1 book, a NYT extended list bestseller; staff writer at top 3 newspaper
6/11/2020 18:03:04Non-Fiction$45,000North America Only2019Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanQueerNoYesMultiple offers (5), sold at auction
6/12/2020 0:19:57Non-Fiction$20,000North America Only2011WileyNoYesMultiracialNo
6/12/2020 4:51:44Non-Fiction$62,500English Language Only2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoThird book with this UK-based publisher, previous advances were 22.5k, 19k. 19k book earned out, was optioned by Hollywood production company. Foreign sales for third book about 40k to date.
6/12/2020 8:09:41Non-Fiction$100,000English Language Only2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/12/2020 8:10:22Non-Fiction$8,000Worldwide2008Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/12/2020 8:10:53Non-Fiction$8,000Worldwide2012Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/12/2020 8:11:27Non-Fiction$150,000English Language Only2014Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/12/2020 12:41:33Non-Fiction$11,500English Language Only2018Small/IndieYesYesNonwhite, WhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoLab Girl, Michael Pollan, Wild
6/12/2020 21:02:31Non-Fiction$45,000North America Only2019Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanQueerNoYesMultiple offers (5), sold at auction
6/13/2020 11:22:48Non-Fiction$0Worldwide2019Small/IndieYesNoEast AsianPublic Service Information Technology: The Definitive Manager's Guide to Harnessing Technology for Cost-Effective Operations and ServicesYesNone
6/13/2020 16:13:33Non-Fiction$2,000North America Only2019Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/13/2020 22:04:01Non-Fiction$200,000Worldwide2007Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoNot in my book proposal. Don't know if agent didAt auction, after a magazine cover story, multiple offers. All four installments of advance, paid out over 4 years, were spent on research and reporting.
6/14/2020 7:49:50Non-Fiction$100,000North America Only2005Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesBlackCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 9:26:17Non-Fiction, Academic$0Worldwide2015Annenberg PressNoNoMultiracialCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 6:59:01Non-Fiction, Audio$473,000Worldwide2015Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoAbel JamesThe Wild DietMultiple offers from bidding, many in the 300-400k range.
6/7/2020 11:37:53Non-Fiction, Cookbook$27,000Worldwide2010Hachette (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYes. Don't recall but 4 or 5 on general subject to show need for/room for my book.
6/10/2020 19:00:23Non-Fiction, edited anthology$500English Language Only2017Small/IndieYesNoCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 23:34:40Non-Fiction, Essay$15,000KnopfNoArab/West Asian/Middle EasternCis WomanPorochista KhakpourBrown Album
6/9/2020 11:11:55Non-Fiction, Essay$1,000Worldwide2017Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanQueerNo
6/10/2020 0:30:57Non-Fiction, Graphic Novel$2,000BlackCis Man
6/10/2020 15:53:19Non-Fiction, Humor$75,000WhiteCis WomanStraightJenn Mann
6/10/2020 15:53:19Non-Fiction, Humor$200,000WhiteCis WomanStraightJenn Mann
6/10/2020 21:00:42Non-Fiction, Illustrator Only$45,000WhiteCis WomanTyler Feder
6/9/2020 21:57:53Non-Fiction, Knitting$4,000Cis WomanShannon Okey2 books
6/9/2020 21:57:53Non-Fiction, Knitting$5,000InterweaveCis WomanShannon Okey
6/9/2020 21:57:53Non-Fiction, Knitting$6,00010 SpeedCis WomanShannon Okey
6/10/2020 1:17:12Non-Fiction, LGBT$21,000PlumeYesBi/PansexualLindsay King-MillerAsk A Queer Chick
6/9/2020 6:42:44Non-Fiction, Memoir$1,000Worldwide2019Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanQueerYesAmy LongCodependence The Empathy Exams, Bluets
6/11/2020 0:13:30Non-Fiction, Memoir$10,000YesCis WomanAndrea AverySonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano
6/6/2020 21:46:23Non-Fiction, Memoir$17,000UK & Commonwealth excl Canada2013Faber & FaberYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoAnne H PutnamNavel Gazing: One Woman's Quest for a Size NormalOnly offer, negotiated up a bit
6/9/2020 8:49:05Non-Fiction, Memoir$6,500North America Only2004Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoBernadette MurphyThe Knitter's Giftno
6/9/2020 8:50:50Non-Fiction, Memoir$35,000North America Only2008Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoBernadette MurphyThe Tao Gals' Guide to Real Estateyes
6/9/2020 8:51:45Non-Fiction, Memoir$7,500North America Only2016Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoBernadette MurphyHarley and Meyes
6/9/2020 8:47:02Non-Fiction, Memoir$5,000North America Only2002Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoBernadette MurphyZen and the Art of Knittingyes
6/8/2020 2:04:50Non-Fiction, Memoir$135,000English Language Only2015Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoCaroline CallowaySchool Girl$500,000 advance, but I didn't write the book so I didn't get the full amount.
6/8/2020 11:01:36Non-Fiction, Memoir$0Worldwide2012Small/IndieYesYesNative American/First NationsCis WomanYesElissa WashutaMy Body Is a Book of RulesIt was submitted by an agent, but he quit agenting, so I was on my own for the contract signing.. Royalties are 10% of net receipts.
6/6/2020 19:26:39Non-Fiction, Memoir$75,000Worldwide2019Grand Central PublishingWhiteCis WomanLesbianKeena RobertsWild Life
6/10/2020 23:14:06Non-Fiction, Memoir$5,000YesBlackCis ManKiese LaymonHow to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in AmericaWent from $17K and down because asked to remove racial politics. Then sold 50K copies at 10% royalties.
6/9/2020 1:01:33Non-Fiction, Memoir$6,000Small/IndieYesEast AsianLindsay WongThe Woo-Woo
6/10/2020 6:19:11Non-Fiction, Memoir$150,000Worldwide2016Bloomsbury USYesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoMatt YoungEat the AppleSold at auction
6/8/2020 13:30:29Non-Fiction, Memoir$5,000North America Only2015Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoMike ScaliseThe Brand New Catastrophe
6/6/2020 20:58:08Non-Fiction, Memoir$20,0002018HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoArab/West Asian/Middle EasternPorochista KhakpourSick: A Memoir
6/9/2020 11:13:23Non-Fiction, Memoir$30,000Worldwide2019Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoRose AndersenThe Heart and Other Monsters The Fact of A Body, The Other Side
6/6/2020 20:33:18Non-Fiction, Memoir$100,0002017HarperCollinsBlackRoxane GayHunger
6/9/2020 16:01:00Non-Fiction, Memoir$70,0002009Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanNoSuzanne MorrisonYoga BitchyesMultiple translations
6/10/2020 11:18:59Non-Fiction, Memoir$25,000English Language Only2017Amazon Publishing (Little A)YesYesWhiteCis WomanNoVanessa McGradyRock Needs River: A Memoir About a Very Open AdoptionGod and Jetfire, Mommy Man, Born With TeethI also have gotten $5K twice for agreeing to be a free First Reads selection
6/9/2020 13:47:55Non-Fiction, Memoir$45,000Worldwide2018Large (Big 5)NoWhiteCis ManStraight
6/9/2020 14:33:24Non-Fiction, Memoir$25,000Worldwide2013Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/9/2020 15:16:22Non-Fiction, Memoir$40,000English Language Only2009Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightYesNoAt auction
6/9/2020 17:49:10Non-Fiction, Memoir$5,0002019Small/IndieYesYesWhiteNonbinary/AgenderBi/PansexualNo
6/9/2020 18:03:12Non-Fiction, Memoir$10,000Worldwide2017Small/IndieYesNoSoutheast AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 18:04:37Non-Fiction, Memoir$300,000North America Only2016Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 18:08:18Non-Fiction, Memoir$825,000North America OnlyLarge (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraight
6/9/2020 10:59:44Non-Fiction, Memoir$25,000North America Only1996Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 11:00:42Non-Fiction, Memoir$0North America Only2006Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 11:43:11Non-Fiction, Memoir$20,000English Language Only2012Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 11:59:21Non-Fiction, Memoir$15,000North America Only2019Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanQueerYes
6/9/2020 7:04:59Non-Fiction, Memoir$7,000North America Only2018Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanLesbianNoNoReceived another $7000 for audiobook.
6/9/2020 8:28:02Non-Fiction, Memoir$5,000North America Only2017Small/IndieYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYessold on proposal
6/8/2020 15:55:37Non-Fiction, Memoir$110,000North America Only2011Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoAt auction.
6/8/2020 13:47:49Non-Fiction, Memoir$40,000Self-Distributed2016Self-PubYesNoNoneGhostwritten
6/7/2020 13:29:37Non-Fiction, Memoir$10,000North America Only2020Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanQueerYesaward-winning author
6/7/2020 15:18:10Non-Fiction, Memoir$75,000North America Only2018Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)YesYesBlackCis WomanStraightNoPhoebe Robinson, Issa Rae
6/8/2020 3:49:19Non-Fiction, Memoir$16,000Worldwide2016Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 3:57:55Non-Fiction, Memoir$15,000Worldwide2009Allen & UnwinYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoLove & Other U-TurnsNo
6/8/2020 5:28:13Non-Fiction, Memoir$10,000Worldwide2016Amazon PublishingYesNoEast AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 5:29:07Non-Fiction, Memoir$17,000Worldwide2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 8:16:30Non-Fiction, Memoir$75,000English Language Only2004Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualYesSold on a chapter and a pitch - it was a high concept one liner situation.
6/8/2020 8:56:46Non-Fiction, Memoir$100,000North America Only2013Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanYesNoOne other offer for 12000
6/8/2020 10:58:59Non-Fiction, Memoir$45,000Worldwide2017Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualYes
6/8/2020 15:52:38Non-Fiction, Memoir$150,000Worldwide2016Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanLesbianNoco-authored, 50/50 split
6/8/2020 15:56:50Non-Fiction, Memoir$150,000Worldwide2016Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanLesbianNoco-authored, 50/50 split
6/6/2020 23:01:38Non-Fiction, Memoir$650,000English Language Only2016Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesBlackCis ManGayNo3 offers
6/7/2020 5:57:47Non-Fiction, Memoir$30,000North America Only2019Small/IndieYesYesPacific IslanderCis WomanLesbianNono2 other offers, both lower
6/7/2020 6:38:06Non-Fiction, Memoir$5,000Worldwide2014Was part of Perseus (an independent then). Later became imprint of HachetteYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 7:25:50Non-Fiction, Memoir$50,000North America Only2011Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesEast AsianStraightNoA Year in Provence
6/7/2020 9:19:37Non-Fiction, Memoir$225,000North America Only2018Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoPriest Daddy by Patricia LockwoodPreemptive deal (meaning that my publisher made a high offer first to stop the book from going to auction)
6/7/2020 11:30:37Non-Fiction, Memoir$50,000Worldwide2015Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoat-auction
6/7/2020 12:10:25Non-Fiction, Memoir$75,000English Language Only2013Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManGayNoNoNo auction.
6/7/2020 12:54:54Non-Fiction, Memoir$125,0002019Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/7/2020 10:29:20Non-Fiction, Memoir$3,0002018Small/IndieYesYesNonwhiteNo
6/7/2020 10:46:32Non-Fiction, Memoir$75,000Worldwide2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesArab/West Asian/Middle Eastern, WhiteCis WomanStraightNoYeaAt auction
6/7/2020 16:53:03Non-Fiction, Memoir$20,000Worldwide2015Small/IndieYesYesNative American/First Nations, WhiteQueerNoYes—my life in middlemarchI sold my book to an indie publisher that was then bought by Hachette between purchase and publication
6/8/2020 7:09:27Non-Fiction, Memoir$19,000World English2019Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYesAt auction
6/8/2020 9:33:42Non-Fiction, Memoir$7,000North America Only2020Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 8:24:10Non-Fiction, Memoir$60,000North America Only2010HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesArab/West Asian/Middle EasternCis ManGayNo
6/9/2020 11:16:33Non-Fiction, Memoir$125,000English Language Only2020Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanQueerNo
6/9/2020 12:23:46Non-Fiction, Memoir$12,500English Language Only2017Small/IndieNoYesLatin American, Nonwhite, MultiracialCis WomanLesbian, Bi/PansexualNo
6/9/2020 13:26:40Non-Fiction, Memoir$18English Language Only2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNomultiple offers, award winning author
6/9/2020 13:27:29Non-Fiction, Memoir$10,000English Language Only2017Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanQueerNoDepartment of Speculation, 10:04, BluetsOnly offer
6/9/2020 13:31:21Non-Fiction, Memoir$1,000Worldwide2016Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 19:10:27Non-Fiction, Memoir$25,000North America Only2008Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/9/2020 19:26:13Non-Fiction, Memoir$8,000North America Only2015Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/10/2020 13:16:25Non-Fiction, Memoir$0Other Language Only2020Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanGay, Lesbian, QueerYes
6/9/2020 10:11:32Non-Fiction, Memoir, Co-Author$45,000Work for Hire2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)GhostwritingNoBlackDapper Dan: Made in HarlemNo royalties
6/9/2020 23:49:20Non-Fiction, Memoir, Essay$40,000Large (Big 5)Native American/First NationsCis WomanAlicia ElliottA Mind Spread on the GroundAdditional $3K for US and UK rights.
6/9/2020 23:41:25Non-Fiction, Memoir, Essay$100,000KnopfCis WomanLesbianLauren HoughDifferent Colored Doorways
6/9/2020 14:55:48Non-Fiction, Memoir, Essay$400,000YesYesWhiteCis WomanMandy Len CatronHow to Fall In Love with Anyone
6/9/2020 11:10:38Non-Fiction, Memoir, Essay$75,000North America Only2019Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesEast Asian, White, MultiracialCis WomanQueerNoyes: sunshine state, soul of an octopusat auction, highest offer 150,000
6/10/2020 14:38:06Non-Fiction, Memoir, Essays$13,000English Language Only2016Small/IndieNoYesEast AsianCis WomanBi/Pansexual, QueerYesEsme Weijun WangThe Collected Schizophreniaswon Graywolf Nonfiction Prize; author submitted without agent (though had agent)
6/8/2020 10:18:37Non-Fiction, Memoir, Humor$25,000English Language Only2016Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoCourtenay HameisterOkay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went From Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things Agorafabulous, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Screw Everyone, all AJ Jacobs
6/6/2020 18:16:57Non-Fiction, Memoir, Nature$9,500UK/Commonwealth2015Large (Big 5)MultiracialCis WomanBi/PansexualForeign rights also sold on top of this in two regions.
6/6/2020 18:18:36Non-Fiction, Memoir, Nature$9,500UK/Commonwealth2016Large (Big 5)MultiracialCis WomanBi/PansexualSecond book; foreign rights sold on top of this in two regions.
6/8/2020 11:37:02Non-Fiction, Memoir, Reportage$125,000North America Only2017Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanQueerNoFact of A Body
6/10/2020 11:49:35Non-Fiction, Memoir, Reportage$600,000Worldwide2019Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoEvicted, Educated, White Fragility Second book, already had a NYT bestseller (which sold maybe 30,000 copies)
6/7/2020 12:09:32Non-Fiction, Narrative$185,000Worldwide2005Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoLongitude, Professor and the MadmanAuction
6/7/2020 12:08:20Non-Fiction, Narrative$265,000North America Only2015Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoDead Wake, Unbroken Auction
6/8/2020 12:18:47Non-Fiction, Narrative$120,000Worldwide2020Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesEast Asian, WhiteCis WomanStraightNoFifth Avenue, 5 AM; Hidden Figures; American Rose
6/10/2020 11:36:43Non-Fiction, Narrative journalism$35,000North America Only2009Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoTracie McMillanThe American Way of EatingOmnivore's Dilemma, Nickeled and DimedAuctioned, note that it was a few months into Great Recession; I had a strong track record as a journalist but zero name recognition. Publisher did bare minimum to promote book (ie. sent out press releases and booked interviews with interested media) until I'd organized my own launch and two-month DIY book tour, and got it on the NYT Bestseller list.
6/11/2020 7:06:47Non-Fiction, Non-fiction: Narrative $12,650UK and Commonwealth, English Only2019Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNoHidden Figures, Code GirlsTwo offers but from the same parent company, so negotiation wasn't possible.
6/9/2020 18:15:38Non-Fiction, Pop Culture $5,000Worldwide2010Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanQueerNoNoI pitched the publisher directly through a friendship with the acquiring editor.
6/9/2020 13:29:28Non-Fiction, Self-Help$12,000Worldwide2010Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanQueerNoThe Happiness Projectonly offer
6/10/2020 0:46:36Non-Fiction, Travel$4,000Miles Howard
6/10/2020 0:46:36Non-Fiction, Travel$8,000Miles Howard
6/10/2020 15:38:41Nonfiction Anthology - Co-editor $1,000Worldwide2015University Press NoNoWhiteCis WomanQueerNoRoyalties are donated to prison literacy programs
6/10/2020 13:50:17PB$10,000WorldwideHachette (and Imprints)YesYesBlackCis ManDemi/AsexualYes1000010000
6/8/2020 10:25:24PB$8,500Worldwide2020Small/IndieYesYesLatin American, WhiteCis WomanStraightNoAdriana Hernandez-BergstromnopeI'm author/illustrator. Debut as both, but not debut as illustrator
6/8/2020 22:22:15PB$2,000Amanda Rawson HillYou'll Find Me
6/8/2020 11:47:46PB$2,000Worldwide2020Small/IndieYesYesArab/West Asian/Middle EasternCis WomanStraightNoAya Khalil THE ARABIC QUILT No
6/7/2020 4:01:06PB$1,200Worldwide2020Small/IndieYesNoMultiracialBi/Pansexual, Demi/Asexual, YesBrown PersonPICTURE BOOKNoExclusive submission, only offer
6/6/2020 23:15:45PB$12,000Worldwide2016Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)PB DebutYesWhiteOtherGabrielle PrendergastIf Pluto Was A Pea
6/10/2020 0:20:25PB$2,000QueerGayle PitmanCould be MG. Wasn't sure from the tweet.
6/6/2020 21:31:04PB$10,000Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteOtherGayJason June
6/6/2020 21:31:04PB$10,000Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteOtherGayJason June
6/6/2020 21:31:04PB$17,500Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteOtherGayJason June
6/10/2020 23:27:49PB$30,000YesJessica HischeTomorrow I'll Be BraveEarned out in 1.5 yrs.
6/10/2020 23:27:49PB$30,000YesJessica HischeTomorrow I'll Be KindEarned out in 1.5 yrs.
6/9/2020 16:20:00PB$7,5002018Running Press KidsPB DebutWhiteCis WomanKatherine LockeBedtime for SuperheroesJewish author.
6/6/2020 21:38:02PB$3,000WhiteCis WomanKelly Mangan
6/10/2020 23:47:55PB$15,0002013YesEast AsianCis ManKenard Pak
6/10/2020 23:47:55PB$24,000YesEast AsianCis ManKenard Pak
PB$40,000Worldwide2021HarperCollinsYesYesMultiracialCis WomanBi/PansexualPTSDLorian Tu
6/9/2020 15:34:27PB$6,000Worldwide2009Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)PB DebutNoWhiteCis WomanNoMargaret H. MasonThese HandsPB $3k advance, small publisher
6/7/2020 17:31:13PB$1,200Worldwide2019Small Canadian PublisherYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMarla LesagePirate Year RoundNoI authored & illustrated this 48 page book.
6/8/2020 13:02:40PB$5,000Worldwide2014Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMiranda Paul10 Little NinjasNo
6/8/2020 13:03:50PB$5,000Worldwide2014Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMiranda PaulTrainbotsNo
6/8/2020 13:11:55PB$5,000Worldwide2015Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMiranda PaulBlobfish Throws a Party
6/8/2020 13:13:10PB$6,000Worldwide2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMiranda PaulMia Moves Out
6/8/2020 13:15:51PB$9,000Worldwide2016Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMiranda PaulAre We Pears Yet
6/8/2020 13:20:42PB$5,000Worldwide2016Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMiranda PaulThe Great Pasta Escape
6/9/2020 9:08:21PB$20,000English Language Only2016Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesBlackCis WomanDemi/AsexualNoNilah MagruderHow to Find a Foxpre-empt
6/9/2020 9:32:10PB$25,000Worldwide2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesBlackCis WomanDemi/AsexualNoNilah Magrudersole offer
6/6/2020 18:08:13PB$15,000Worldwide2018Little Bee BooksWhiteCis WomanStraightNina Victor CrittendenThe Three Little Pugs
6/9/2020 1:28:42PB$6,000PB DebutOlivia ColeTime to Roar2 books.
6/8/2020 10:08:21PB$500Worldwide2016Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoRachel KolarMother GhostPB advances are split with illustrators, and small advances mean you get royalties faster. I have no complaints.
6/8/2020 10:26:18PB$1,000North America Only2018Small/IndieYesNoLatin American, WhiteNoVanessa Keel
6/6/2020 17:26:18PB$6,500Worldwide2019Small/IndieWhiteCis WomanStraight
6/6/2020 18:09:02PB$3,000Worldwide2019Small/IndieWhiteCis WomanStraight
6/6/2020 18:09:36PB$1,500Worldwide2019Small/IndieWhiteCis WomanStraight
6/6/2020 18:10:18PB$0Worldwide2018Small/IndieWhiteCis WomanStraight
6/6/2020 21:06:53PB$2,500Worldwide2020Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/6/2020 21:27:52PB$125,000North America Only2020HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/6/2020 21:28:27PB$80,000North America Only2016HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/6/2020 21:29:45PB$31,000CommonwealthHachette (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/6/2020 22:27:49PB$10,000IP so I don’t know 2017Hachette (and Imprints)NoYesIndian/South AsianNo royalties
6/6/2020 22:29:28PB$15,000Worldwide2020Hachette (and Imprints)NoYesIndian/South Asian
6/6/2020 22:30:52PB$5,000North America Only2013Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis Woman
6/6/2020 22:31:49PB$10,000English Language Only2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis Woman
6/7/2020 0:19:23PB$10,000Worldwide2019Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 5:18:34PB$15,000Worldwide2019BloomsburyNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNono75th book.
6/7/2020 6:55:00PB$30,000Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteNonbinary/AgenderQueer
6/7/2020 6:55:38PB$35,000Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteNonbinary/AgenderQueer
6/7/2020 8:13:24PB$12,500Worldwide2016Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis Womanno
6/7/2020 8:29:10PB$2,000Worldwide2020Small/IndieYesYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNonot work-for-hire but was similar
6/7/2020 8:53:46PB$4,000Worldwide2017Hachette (and Imprints)YesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 8:54:40PB$4,200Worldwide2018Hachette (and Imprints)NoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 9:15:15PB$12,500Worldwide2019Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoroyalties
6/7/2020 9:53:27PB$7,500Worldwide2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo2 book deal, each book $7500 in USD
6/7/2020 10:26:19PB$4,500Worldwide2014Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 10:27:04PB$7,500Worldwide2015Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 10:28:14PB$12,500Worldwide2017Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 10:29:08PB$12,500Worldwide2018Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 10:29:55PB$15,000Worldwide2018Hachette (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 10:30:44PB$7,500Worldwide2017Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 10:54:57PB$7,500Worldwide2013HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/7/2020 11:09:01PB$9,000Worldwide2016Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNono
6/7/2020 11:18:58PB$10,000Worldwide2016Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)YesNoBlackCis WomanStraightNoNoNow agented.
6/7/2020 11:24:58PB$12,500Worldwide2018Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)NoYesBlackCis WomanStraightNoRALPH TELLS A STORY and CROWN:ODE TO THE FRESH CUT
6/7/2020 11:26:05PB$7,000Worldwide2018Small/IndieNoYesBlackCis WomanStraightNoWORD COLLECTOR and THE DAY YOU BEGIN
6/7/2020 11:26:39PB$1,000Worldwide2015Small/IndieYesNoIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 11:27:06PB$17,500Worldwide2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesBlackCis WomanStraightNoUNDEFEATED
6/7/2020 11:27:49PB$2,500Worldwide2015Small/IndieNoYesSoutheast AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 11:28:48PB$5,000Worldwide2015Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 11:50:12PB$1,000Worldwide2018Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoI was illustrator only.
6/7/2020 11:51:12PB$2,000Worldwide2019Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoI was just illustrator
6/7/2020 11:53:40PB$15,000Worldwide2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 11:57:51PB$15,000Worldwide2017Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoMultiple offers, preempt sale
6/7/2020 12:29:13PB$10,000Worldwide2019Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteNonbinary/AgenderBi/PansexualNoNo
6/7/2020 12:36:26PB$3,500Worldwide2019Small/IndieYesYesLatin American, WhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 12:53:54PB$27,500Worldwide2013Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 12:54:25PB$2,500Worldwide2015NobrowYesNoWhiteCis WomanNoNo
6/7/2020 12:55:38PB$3,800Worldwide2016NobrowNoNoWhiteCis WomanNo
6/7/2020 12:57:00PB$5,000Worldwide2018NobrowNoYesWhiteCis WomanNoNo
6/7/2020 12:57:52PB$27,500Worldwide2014Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYesAt auction
6/7/2020 12:57:54PB$18,000Worldwide2019Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanNoNo
6/7/2020 12:58:49PB$15,000Worldwide2020Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoIllustrations only
6/7/2020 12:59:42PB$8,000North America Only2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoCanadian publisher
6/7/2020 13:00:33PB$3,000English Language Only2020Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoIllustration only, Canadian publisher
6/7/2020 13:09:27PB$3,500Worldwide2012Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanNoIllustrator only
6/7/2020 13:10:49PB$4,400Worldwide2016Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanNoIllustrator only
6/7/2020 13:14:47PB$50,000Worldwide2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYesDisability was not common knowledge when I sold my book
6/7/2020 13:16:04PB$18,000Worldwide2021Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYes
6/7/2020 13:17:43PB$4,400Worldwide2012Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanNoIllustrator only
6/7/2020 13:18:18PB$4,400Worldwide2014Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanNoIllustrator only
6/7/2020 13:41:19PB$2,500Don't remember 2016HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 14:04:30PB$20,000Worldwide2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoSecond publication with this editor
6/7/2020 14:22:00PB$30,000Worldwide2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNowork-for-hire, illustrations only.
6/7/2020 14:24:13PB$20,000Worldwide2017Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNonowork-for-hire, with royalties, illustrations only
6/7/2020 14:27:04PB$12,500Worldwide2020Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNonoIllustrations only
6/7/2020 14:41:41PB$20,000Worldwide2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoNo
6/7/2020 15:10:16PB$5,0002016Small/IndieYesNoWhite
6/7/2020 15:29:18PB$10,000English Language Only2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo4-book deal.
6/7/2020 16:19:42PB$25,000North America Only2016Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoAuthor/illustrator
6/7/2020 16:55:21PB$8,000Worldwide2017Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 17:31:19PB$25,000Worldwide2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanLesbianNoIllustration only
6/7/2020 17:32:39PB$7,500English Language Only2019Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanLesbianNoIllustration only
6/7/2020 17:48:26PB$18,000Worldwide2021Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYes
6/7/2020 17:51:21PB$20,000English Language Only2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoPre-empt. Another publisher had made an offer and my eventual publisher made a higher offer to prevent it from going to auction.
6/7/2020 17:52:19PB$7,500Worldwide2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 20:13:33PB$30,000Worldwide2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesLatin AmericanCis WomanStraightNoNoAuction
6/7/2020 20:39:24PB$25,000English Language Only2008Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/7/2020 20:42:01PB$50,000English Language Only2014Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/7/2020 21:38:58PB$20,000Worldwide2016Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoauthor and illustrator
6/7/2020 23:06:58PB$5,000Worldwide2016Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo.
6/7/2020 23:13:56PB$4,500Worldwide2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo.multiple offers, 3 book deal
6/8/2020 0:52:12PB$15,000North America Only2014Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesSoutheast AsianCis ManStraightNoMultiple offers
6/8/2020 3:12:45PB$25,000Worldwide2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 8:28:16PB$5,0002021Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 9:49:19PB$1,000Worldwide2021Small/IndieNoYesLatin AmericanCis WomanStraightNoMaria had a Little Llama, Vamos Let's Go to the Marketpassed by 19 publishers including big 5. Brought to a acquisitions at least three times but died bc marketing team would know how to sell it.
6/8/2020 10:27:26PB$60,000English Language Only2016Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoI am author and illustrator of the book. 4 house auction. 2 book deal. Separate accounting.
6/8/2020 10:30:50PB$10,000Worldwide2019Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoBee-bim bop!, So Much
6/8/2020 10:37:46PB$0Worldwide2021Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoyes10% royalties, no advance.
6/8/2020 11:08:43PB$7,500North America Only2011Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 11:10:19PB$20,000Worldwide2020Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoSold in pre-empt
6/8/2020 11:16:43PB$6,000Worldwide2020Small/IndieYesNoSoutheast Asian, Native American/First Nations, MultiracialCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 11:17:37PB$15,000Worldwide2015Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)PB DebutYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoAuthor only (illustrator gets a separate advance from the publisher)
6/8/2020 11:18:43PB$15,000Worldwide2016Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoSecond picture book with this editor/house; same advance as the first
6/8/2020 11:20:08PB$15,000Worldwide2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoAuthor only (illustrator gets a separate advance from the publisher). 3rd picture book deal with same editor/house; same terms as previous 2 deals
6/8/2020 11:28:06PB$10,000Worldwide2022Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNoYes
6/8/2020 14:40:31PB$10,0002020Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesBlackCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 14:57:29PB$22,500Worldwide2018Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoAuthor/Illustrator
6/8/2020 15:13:56PB$4,000Worldwide2009Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanNo
6/8/2020 16:11:59PB$8,000Worldwide2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 17:01:43PB$10,000Worldwide2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNo
6/8/2020 17:57:18PB$2,000Worldwide2018Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis Woman
6/8/2020 19:43:46PB$4,500Worldwide2018Small/IndieYesNoWhiteIllustration
6/8/2020 20:32:39PB$6,000Worldwide2011Large (Big 5)YesNoWhiteCis WomanNono
6/8/2020 20:35:07PB$10,000English Language Only2014Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoYesWhiteCis Womanno
6/8/2020 20:55:43PB$6,0002020Small/IndieYesNoCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 21:01:33PB$75,000Worldwide2016AbramsNoYesMultiracialCis WomanNo
6/8/2020 21:02:44PB$6,000English Language Only2017Small/IndieNoYesMultiracialCis WomanNo
6/8/2020 21:12:19PB$10,000English Language Only2017Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesMultiracialCis WomanStraightNoTwo-house auction; text only; 5% royalties
6/8/2020 21:42:34PB$12,500North America Only2019Small/IndieYesYesEast Asian, White, MultiracialCis WomanStraightNoat-auction
6/8/2020 23:41:25PB$20,000Worldwide2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesMultiracialCis WomanStraightNoAuthor-Illustrator
6/8/2020 23:43:11PB$20,000Worldwide2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesMultiracialCis WomanStraightNoAuthor-Illustrator. Second book of two-book deal. I am multiracial but white-passing.
6/9/2020 0:16:59PB$02018Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo5% royalties; illustrator had separate contract
6/9/2020 2:13:50PB$15,000Worldwide2017Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesBlackCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 6:35:14PB$7,000Worldwide2015Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo6% royalties on hardcover, 3.5% paperback
6/9/2020 6:51:07PB$2,500North America Only2009Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 6:52:53PB$2,500North America Only2010Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 6:53:43PB$10,000English Language Only2010Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 6:54:28PB$12,500English Language Only2011Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoSecond in series
6/9/2020 6:55:11PB$7,500Worldwide2013Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 6:55:51PB$12,500English Language Only2014Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoThird in series
6/9/2020 6:56:54PB$15,000English Language Only2017Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoFourth in seriesSeries greenlit for television
6/9/2020 6:57:33PB$20,000English Language Only2016Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 6:58:13PB$8,000English Language Only2015Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 8:22:57PB$22,500Worldwide2015Abrams YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoTwo book deal, at auction
6/9/2020 9:12:16PB$37,000Worldwide2019Hachette (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoAlready published
6/9/2020 10:14:42PB$6,000Worldwide2017ScholasticNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 13:24:51PB$6,000Worldwide2018Large (Big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 16:19:06PB$2,000Worldwide2019Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoNo
6/9/2020 16:20:00PB$2,000Worldwide2020Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNomy first book
6/9/2020 20:26:33PB$37,500North America Only2018Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManGayNoNoHave won national awards
6/9/2020 21:19:22PB$35,000Worldwide2012Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNomultiple offers
6/9/2020 23:52:55PB$3,000Worldwide2021Albert Whitman YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYesNone
6/10/2020 9:08:56PB$3,000Worldwide2021Albert Whitman YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYesNone
6/10/2020 9:16:23PB$3,000Worldwide2021Albert Whitman YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoYesNone
6/10/2020 12:26:52PB$6,000Worldwide2019Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 14:35:50PB$2,240Worldwide2013Small/IndieYesNoIndian/South AsianCis Womanno
6/10/2020 14:59:43PB$50,000Worldwide2018Large (Big 5)NoYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNoNoAuction
6/11/2020 10:45:17PB$2,0002006Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/11/2020 10:57:54PB$3,5002012Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/11/2020 16:33:59PB$7,500Worldwide2018Hachette (and Imprints)PB DebutYesWhiteNonbinary/AgenderDemi/AsexualYes
6/11/2020 18:28:30PB$12,000Worldwide2014HarperCollins (and Imprints)PB DebutYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYesmultiple offers from Big 5 publishers
6/13/2020 11:01:06PB$3,000WorldwideSmall/IndieYesNoEast AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/10/2020 17:18:03PB, Adult Literary Fiction$3,000Worldwide2017Small/IndieNoYesWhiteOtherQueerYesno
6/10/2020 2:22:27PB, Author/Illustrator$20,000YesYesElly MacKayAgent took 30%. 3 trips to ALA and NY from Canada.
6/9/2020 21:51:33PB, Author/Illustrator$20,0002019Roaring Brook PressRachel Dougherty
6/10/2020 21:00:42PB, Author/Illustrator$30,000WhiteCis WomanTyler Feder
6/8/2020 8:50:37PB, Historical$15,000Worldwide2020Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)PB DebutYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYesdebut picture book, but published in MG and YA already
6/8/2020 2:20:43PB, Historical, Illustrator$9,000North America Only2017Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoSarah DvojackRuby’s HopeN/A—publisher sought me out through my agent
6/9/2020 21:21:35PB, Historical, Illustrator$5,000North America Only2018Small/IndieNoEast AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 12:33:29PB, Horror, Short Story$0English Language Only2020Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNowill get royalties
6/7/2020 9:40:30PB, Illustrator$17,500Worldwide2012Large (Not Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNono - hired to illustrategot an agent because of book deal, no longer have agent
6/9/2020 20:19:29PB, Illustrator Only$12,500Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoWhiteCis WomanAlexandria NeonakisThis is MY Room
6/10/2020 2:22:27PB, Illustrator Only$22,500NoYesElly MacKayAgent took 15%
6/9/2020 21:51:33PB, Illustrator Only$3,3002012YesRachel Dougherty2 books.
6/9/2020 21:51:33PB, Illustrator Only$10,0002014SterlingRachel Dougherty
6/7/2020 10:34:46PB, Informational$500WorldwideSmall/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNostandard royalties. now agented
6/7/2020 10:35:50PB, Informational$500Worldwide2010Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNostandard royalties. now agented
6/8/2020 7:47:38PB, Literary Fiction$100English Language Only2008Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanLesbianNo
6/10/2020 17:19:20PB, Memoir$3,000Worldwide2018Small/IndieNoYesWhiteOtherQueerYesThe Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
6/8/2020 12:58:45PB, Non-Fiction$3,000Worldwide2012Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMiranda PaulOne Plastic BagThe Boy Who Harnessed the WindOriginally offered $2000 until agent stepped in and raised it to $3000. Agent also negotiated a reversion clause (to get foreign right back after 3 years if they didn’t sell) and escalator clauses at 25K copies.
6/8/2020 13:00:00PB, Non-Fiction$9,000Worldwide2013Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMiranda PaulWater is WaterFirst the EggAt Auction
6/8/2020 13:01:16PB, Non-Fiction$3,000Worldwide2013Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMiranda PaulWhose Hands Are These?Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?
6/8/2020 13:19:06PB, Non-Fiction$2,500Worldwide2017Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMiranda PaulI Am Farmer: Growing am Environmental Movement in Cameroon One Plastic BagAdvance ($5000) split with co-Author Baptiste Paul (each had separate contract with equal terms) and each of us used our advance used for travel research funds as publisher did not have a research budget for us. We were not paid any additional monies for use of our photographs.
6/8/2020 13:23:50PB, Non-Fiction$2,500Worldwide2017Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMiranda PaulAdventures to SchoolAdvance ($5000) split 50/50 with co-author, Baptiste Paul - separate agreements. Idea brought to us by publisher and we were asked to write it in a certain way. No royalty payments earned because of high volume discount clauses the publisher wrote into the contract and almost every sale is put into this category.
6/7/2020 10:29:36PB, Non-Fiction$12,500Worldwide2019Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNostandard royalties
6/7/2020 10:31:17PB, Non-Fiction$10,000Worldwide2018Norton Books for Young Readers (imprint of a large but not big 5)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNostandard royalties
6/7/2020 10:33:37PB, Non-Fiction$2,000Worldwide2016Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNostandard royalties
6/7/2020 11:59:54PB, Non-Fiction$500North America Only2013Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/7/2020 15:11:09PB, Non-Fiction$15,0002018Simon & Schuster (and Imprints)NoYesWhite
6/8/2020 21:08:36PB, Non-Fiction$3,000Worldwide2012Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo10% royalty & advance both split w/ co-author
6/9/2020 10:59:10PB, Non-Fiction, Anthology$1English Language Only2014Small/IndieYesNoPacific Islander, NonwhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNonoEditor of anthology.
6/10/2020 17:52:23PB, Non-Fiction, anthology$0Worldwide2010Small/IndieNoNoWhiteOtherQueerNoyes
6/8/2020 2:22:43PB, Non-Fiction, Author/Illustrator$30,000North America Only2019Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoSarah DvojackTKNoAuction. Debut author, 2nd for illustration.
6/8/2020 14:25:35PB, Non-Fiction, Illustrator$4,1092020Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 2:24:05PB, Non-Fiction, Illustrator$20,000North America Only2020Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoTKN/A—publisher sought me out through my agent
6/13/2020 13:11:55PB, Non-Fiction, Memoir$15,000North America Only2015HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanNoSarah GerardSunshine State
6/10/2020 17:51:15PB, Non-Fiction, Memoir$1,000Worldwide2011Small/IndieNoNoWhiteOtherQueerNo
6/8/2020 13:14:38PB, Non-Fiction, Poetry$5,000Worldwide2018Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMiranda PaulBeyond (forthcoming in 2021)Giant Squid
6/8/2020 13:20:29PB, Science Fiction and Fantasy$4,000English Language Only2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoCity of Blades, A Thousand Names, A Promise of Blood
6/10/2020 13:50:12PB, Science Fiction and Fantasy$1,200English Language Only2014Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/11/2020 9:00:15POETRY$250English Language Only2020Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoElizabeth Deanna Morris Lakes Ashley Sugarnotch & the Wolf
6/15/2020 8:03:35Poetry$0English Language Only2014Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManBi/PansexualNoRonnie K. StephensUniverse in the Key of MatryoshkaNoN/A
6/15/2020 8:08:03Poetry$0English Language Only2017Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis ManBi/PansexualNoRonnie K. StephensThey Rewrote Themselves LegendaryNoneWon Best in Show at the New England Book Show
6/8/2020 10:34:12Poetry$0Small/IndieNoWhite
6/8/2020 11:05:03Poetry$0English Language Only2017Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 13:47:04Poetry$0Worldwide2017Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoNo
6/9/2020 10:18:41Poetry$1,000Worldwide2017Small/IndieYesNoArab/West Asian/Middle EasternCis Man
6/9/2020 10:19:31Poetry$5,000North America Only2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesArab/West Asian/Middle EasternCis Man
6/9/2020 10:35:32Poetry$5North America Only2014Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManBi/Pansexual, QueerNo
6/9/2020 13:10:40Poetry$0North America Only2012Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNo$1000 no royalties
6/9/2020 15:48:44Poetry$20,000Worldwide2017Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesNoCis WomanStraightYesNo20% royalties
6/9/2020 18:56:45Poetry$0English Language Only2018Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanDemi/AsexualYes40% royalties and wholsesale cost for author copies
6/12/2020 6:44:58Poetry$2,000English Language Only2007UniversityYesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoN/AContest winner
6/12/2020 6:47:11Poetry$2,000Worldwide2009W.W. NortonNoNoWhiteCis WomanNoN/AContest winner
6/12/2020 6:52:50Poetry$1,000Worldwide2014W.W. NortonNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoN/A
6/12/2020 6:53:42Poetry$1,000Worldwide2019W.W. NortonNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightYesN/A
6/10/2020 11:40:55Poetry $20,000Worldwide2019Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)NoNoNo. 20% royalties
6/10/2020 22:17:57Romance$0WhiteAvril Tremayne4 books. Royalties only.
6/10/2020 22:17:57Romance$3,500WhiteAvril TremayneEight books, but $3500 was maximum advance.
6/8/2020 4:02:30Romance$0Worldwide2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoBelinda MissenA Recipe for DisasterI think I might have listed comp titles in my submission, yes. No multiple offers, royalties abysmal, no further deals, no further advertising, was an Amazon bestseller as a self-pubbed author.
6/10/2020 22:14:36Romance$2502011YesWhiteCis WomanYesCassandra CarrNo other advances. All future books earned $1-$25K ($5K on average) on royalties, totaling 75 books. Retired in 2016.
6/9/2020 21:19:57Romance$2,000Charlotte SteinMultiple books. Black Lace and Mischief series.
6/6/2020 22:14:35Romance$87,5002012HarlequinWhiteNonbinary/AgenderQueerChelsea M. Cameron
6/10/2020 15:09:19Romance$150,000YesCora Carmack3 books. Originally indie NYT bestseller before signing.
6/10/2020 15:09:19Romance$150,000NoCora Carmack3 books.
6/6/2020 23:25:17Romance$55,0002010HarlequinEast Asian, White, MultiracialCis WomanCourtney Milan4 books. $800 advance on initial novella.
6/10/2020 20:52:38Romance$15,0002014Ellie Cahill
6/10/2020 20:53:15Romance$0Ellie CahillE-book deal with 50/50 royalty split. Out-earned in self-pub.
6/7/2020 13:21:14Romance$0Worldwide2019Small/IndieYesYesSoutheast AsianCis WomanStraightNoErika CruzHow to Survive a Modern Day Fairy TaleNoThis is an unconventional book deal. I won a contest called the Author Incubator Program with Entangled Publishing through the CIMRWA for authors of color. The editor chose the winners based on voice from the writing sample. I was one of 5 winners who scored a book deal with Entangled. I worked with the editor to develop a story concept. I was able to get a literary agent before I signed the contract.
6/8/2020 23:46:44Romance$45,000HarlequinJanet Lee Nye4 books over 3 years.
6/10/2020 23:39:37Romance$2,500Jessica Scott3 books. Went indie in 2013. Other indie series has made over $200K since 2015.
6/10/2020 23:39:37Romance$2,500Jessica Scott
6/10/2020 23:39:37Romance$5,000Jessica Scott3 books.
6/11/2020 0:09:54Romance$0Kate PearceE-Publisher.
6/11/2020 0:10:23Romance$4,0002007Kate Pearce2 books.
6/11/2020 0:10:23Romance$20,0002007Kate Pearce
6/10/2020 23:18:39Romance$200WhiteKatee RobertsEPEarned out.
6/10/2020 23:18:39Romance$7,0002015WhiteKatee RobertsO'MalleyEarned out.
6/10/2020 23:18:39Romance$7,5002017WhiteKatee RobertsKingsEarned out.
6/10/2020 23:18:39Romance$3,5002016HarlequinWhiteKatee RobertsEarned out.
6/10/2020 23:18:39Romance$5,0002016MontlakeWhiteKatee RobertsEarned out.
6/10/2020 23:18:39Romance$5,0002019SourcebooksWhiteKatee RobertsEarned out.
6/10/2020 21:21:43Romance$25Small/IndieYesKeri ArthurSmall press book that later had MM rights sold to traditional.
6/10/2020 21:21:43Romance$120,000Large (Big 5)Trad DebutKeri Arthur
6/10/2020 21:21:43Romance$180,000Large (Big 5)Keri ArthurOnly earned out on 5 trad books.
6/10/2020 21:21:43Romance$75,000Large (Big 5)Keri ArthurOnly earned out on 5 trad books.
6/8/2020 23:48:46Romance$4,200Kris Fletcher6-book deal over 5 years.
6/9/2020 20:12:19Romance$4,000Penguin Random House (and Imprints)Cis WomanBi/PansexualLorelie Brown2-book contract
6/8/2020 10:18:01Romance$1,000Worldwide2019tantor media (audo rights)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMarlie MayViper Force Seriesnoagent took 500/book initial offer and got me 1000/book
6/8/2020 23:59:12Romance$0Olivia DadeLovestruck LibrariansDigital with POD. 40% royalties.
6/8/2020 23:59:12Romance$25,000Olivia Dade2-book deal. Trade paperback.
6/10/2020 16:43:41Romance$0YesWhiteCis WomanRachel ReidFirst five books. $1,083.33/book in audiobook rights for first 3 books.
6/10/2020 21:26:31Romance$0WhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualRenee Dahlia9 books. Digital only. One got a $3,000 audio advance.
6/10/2020 16:58:39Romance$100,000Sarah Hogle2-book deal.
6/8/2020 19:17:17Romance$4,000Worldwide2010Harlequin (independent at the time of my 1st book sale)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoSarah M. AndersonA Man of His Wordno
6/8/2020 19:19:48Romance$5,500Worldwide2017HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNoSarah M. AndersonSeduction on His TermsnoThis was my 37th and final book with Harlequin (I submitted my debut on the form as well).
6/7/2020 10:33:59Romance$34,000Worldwide2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)Trad DebutYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYesScarlett PeckhamThe RakessNoExclusive submission by invitation. Self-published 2 books before this.
6/6/2020 22:22:56Romance$5,0002013BravaBlackCis WomanSharon Cullars
6/9/2020 0:08:51Romance$0VariousFor 12 WhiteCis WomanStraightSheryl Nantus6 books with Carina Press, 7 books with Samhain Publishing, 2 books and 1 novella with St. Martin's Press/Swerve, 6 books with Entangled Publishing. Agented for 12 of those.
6/8/2020 23:57:59Romance$0EntangledBlackSofia Harper (Melissa Blue)Hot Knight in Paradise
6/6/2020 22:15:22Romance$3,300SourcebooksYesIndian/South AsianCis WomanSuleikha SnyderTrilogy
6/10/2020 20:43:42Romance$4,500YesWhiteTrish MilburnEarned about $4,000 in royalties afterwards.
6/6/2020 22:17:08Romance$15,000BloomsburyCis WomanTrisha LeighMistletoe & Mr. Right
6/6/2020 19:14:12Romance$20,000UK2016Large (Big 5)WhiteGenderfluid/Multi-genderBi/PansexualYesI'm also disabled and fat
6/6/2020 19:33:42Romance$5,000Worldwide2019Small/IndieWhiteCis WomanStraight
6/6/2020 19:45:46Romance$7,500Worldwide2015Large (Big 5)WhiteCis WomanBi/Pansexual
6/6/2020 21:28:55Romance$30,000North America Only2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/6/2020 22:30:36Romance$2,500Worldwide2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/6/2020 23:32:13Romance$100,000Worldwide2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoPre-empt, two book deal
6/6/2020 23:42:37Romance$12,500English Language Only2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesMultiracialCis WomanStraightNoTangled by Emma Chase, The Hating Game by Sally Thorne5K in royalties so far
6/6/2020 23:49:12Romance$90,000English Language Only2013Hachette (and Imprints)Trad DebutYesWhiteStraightIt was self pubbed and picked up in 2013 after the first book. They re-pubbed it and then the trilogy.
6/7/2020 0:36:14Romance$4,000Worldwide2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 3:54:39Romance$5,000Worldwide2020Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 6:50:49Romance$25,000Worldwide2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoPre-empt
6/7/2020 7:22:47Romance$20,000Worldwide2020Hachette (and Imprints)NoYesMultiracialCis WomanBi/Pansexual
6/7/2020 7:23:58Romance$3,500Worldwide2008Small/IndieYesYesMultiracialCis WomanBi/Pansexual
6/7/2020 7:59:16Romance$12,500Worldwide2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)Pen name DebutYesWhiteCis WomanBi/Pansexual, Demi/AsexualNonosold in response to editor call for proposals for a specific type of book
6/7/2020 8:01:30Romance$5,000Worldwide2020Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 8:04:46Romance$3,500Worldwide2018Sourcebooks YesYesWhiteCis WomanNo
6/7/2020 8:04:56Romance$60,000Worldwide2019Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoPre-empt
6/7/2020 8:28:14Romance$40,000North America Only2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)Trad DebutYesBlackCis WomanBi/PansexualYesThe Kiss QuotientAt auction, trade royalties 8%, digital 25%
6/7/2020 8:48:08Romance$55,000English Language Only2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoAuction
6/7/2020 9:55:24Romance$0English Language Only2020Entangled YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoNo advance
6/7/2020 10:16:27Romance$33,000Worldwide2018Large (Big 5)YesYesMultiracialCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 10:17:17Romance$200,000Worldwide2022Large (Big 5)NoYesMultiracialCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 10:48:22Romance$0English Language Only2017Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 10:54:40Romance$5,000English Language Only2019YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoParanorma romancel trilogy. Advance was per book. Earned out. Working on next trilogy at 7k per book
6/7/2020 11:33:16Romance$1,000English Language Only2018Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/7/2020 12:05:56Romance$12,500English Language Only2019Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/7/2020 12:16:04Romance$15,000English Language Only2018Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteBi/PansexualNo
6/7/2020 14:51:00Romance$3,000English Language Only2014Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/7/2020 16:07:21Romance$5,000Worldwide2015KensingtonYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo2-book deal; advance split 5000/6500 between books 1 and 2.
6/7/2020 16:11:24Romance$6,500Worldwide2017KensingtonNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo3rd book after 2-book deal
6/7/2020 16:12:27Romance$6,500Worldwide2018KensingtonNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo4th book
6/7/2020 21:02:16Romance$1,500Worldwide2015Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanDemi/AsexualYes
6/8/2020 1:12:09Romance$3,000Worldwide2020HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoNoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoHer Lady's HonorAll my 9 trad-books have been with digital first imprints of Harper Collins. The $3k I used was for an audio deal on one of these books. It's the only advance I've had to date.
6/8/2020 1:25:56Romance$4,500English Language Only2017SourcebooksYesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 1:26:56Romance$1,500English Language Only2017SourcebooksNoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 6:17:27Romance$225,000Worldwide2020HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoalready-published bestseller, award-winning author
6/8/2020 6:19:28Romance$40,000English Language Only2008HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoAt auction
6/8/2020 7:15:24Romance$02019HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 7:25:43Romance$25,000Worldwide2017HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 10:51:12Romance$0English Language Only2015HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYes
6/8/2020 10:54:07Romance$0Digital First2020Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYes
6/8/2020 11:21:50Romance$3,500English Language Only2014Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 11:22:23Romance$0English Language Only2016Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/8/2020 12:08:51Romance$15,000Worldwide2019KensingtonNoYesArab/West Asian/Middle EasternCis WomanStraightNoTHE HATING GAME
6/8/2020 12:47:19Romance$0English Language Only2018HarlequinYesYesBlack, Latin AmericanCis WomanBi/PansexualNo4 book series
6/8/2020 13:11:08Romance$750Worldwide2015Simon & Schuster (and Inprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoMultiple offers, 3 book deal
6/8/2020 20:22:57Romance$10,000English Language Only2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoThird contract with this publisher
6/9/2020 0:02:56Romance$1,500Pocket Star
6/9/2020 6:44:23Romance$0WorldwideSelf-PubNoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo#1 Amazon bestselling author
6/9/2020 10:22:07Romance$30,000Worldwide2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanNo
6/9/2020 11:44:20Romance$0WorldwideMacmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 12:38:22Romance$7,500Worldwide2017Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoNoWhiteCis WomanStraightNo
6/9/2020 13:33:11Romance$10,000Worldwide2020HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/10/2020 2:17:00Romance$800Work for HireThree novellas.
6/10/2020 2:17:00Romance$5,000Work for Hire
6/10/2020 11:39:00Romance$10,000North America Only2019Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNoPre-empt
6/10/2020 11:41:28Romance$0Worldwide2015Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoPOD deal, 4 books
6/10/2020 11:53:43Romance$25,000Worldwide2018Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoNo
6/10/2020 12:14:04Romance$1,200English Language Only2011Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanQueerNoNo
6/12/2020 20:02:03Romance$20,000Worldwide2018Hachette (and Imprints)NoYesBlackCis WomanStraightNoNoSold at auction, already published, USA Today Bestseller
6/13/2020 4:19:09Romance$0Worldwide2017HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraight, QueerNoYes, “Sexy Star Trek”
6/9/2020 15:20:51Romance, Erotica$500Worldwide2020Mid-Size (Scholastic, Disney, etc)NoNoWhiteNonbinary/AgenderQueerNo
6/8/2020 21:30:52Romance, Historical$2,500NonwhiteCis WomanStraightBeverley Kendall2-book deal. Editor did not know race.
6/8/2020 21:32:34Romance, Historical$1,000Large (Big 5)WhiteKim Bell3-book deal.
6/8/2020 21:33:03Romance, Historical$1,500NoWhiteKim Bell2-book deal.
6/6/2020 22:22:13Romance, Historical$250EntangledWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNicola Davidson
6/8/2020 4:02:54Romance, Historical$7,512Worldwide2020HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanNoIP project, so flat fee with no royalties and the publisher owns copyright on title and pen name
6/10/2020 16:09:15Romance, Historical Fiction$0Large (Big 5)Kate Bateman50/50 split. E-book only. No advance for prior self-pub books. Assorted advances for foreign rights translations.
6/10/2020 16:09:15Romance, Historical Fiction$7,000Large (Big 5)Kate BatemanDifferent Big 5 publisher than previously.
6/10/2020 20:56:03Romance, Historical Fiction$1,500Large (Big 5)YesWhiteCis WomanStraightMegan FramptonPer book, writing 2 books per year. Always earns out.
6/10/2020 20:56:03Romance, Historical Fiction$12,500Large (Big 5)NoWhiteCis WomanStraightMegan Frampton
6/10/2020 20:56:03Romance, Historical Fiction$2,500LovesweptNoWhiteCis WomanStraightMegan Frampton
6/10/2020 15:45:05Romance, Historical Fiction$02018Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualYesMontana Burning
6/12/2020 20:34:40Romance, Historical Fiction, Christian $1,200English Language Only2019Small/IndieNoYesBlackCis WomanStraightNoNo.
6/10/2020 22:38:12Romance, Historical Fiction, LGBT$0YesWhiteBi/PansexualCat SebastianNo advance for first 10 books. Higher royalties. "Often decent enough to pay my mortgage."
6/10/2020 16:50:10Romance, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, LGBT$0YesWhiteAllie Therin2 books. $916/book for audio split with harlequin.
6/15/2020 8:44:11Romance, Lesbian romance$4Worldwide2020Small/IndieNoNoWhiteCis WomanQueerNoNoI've published 20 novels with this publisher so far
6/10/2020 23:45:13Romance, LGBT$0WhiteOtherQueerCharlie AdharaE-books only. 40-50% royalties.
6/7/2020 9:45:52Romance, Literary Fiction$50,000English Language Only2021HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualYesYes: Eligible, Caroline, Homefire, Anne With an EAudio/e-book/graphic novels English rights are included in the 50K. World foreign translations and other forms of media entertainment sales are not, and have not yet been shopped by my lit agency, as I retained those rights.
6/9/2020 0:05:19Romance, M/M$500YesNoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualShae Connor
6/9/2020 0:05:19Romance, M/M$1,000NoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualShae Connor
6/9/2020 0:05:19Romance, M/M$1,000NoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualShae Connor
6/9/2020 0:05:19Romance, M/M$1,000NoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualShae Connor
6/9/2020 0:05:19Romance, M/M$1,000NoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualShae Connor
6/7/2020 13:21:27Romance, M/M$0North America Only2017Kensington LyricalYesYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoNo0 advance for 3-book deal, 40% royalty for ebook and 15% for paperback
6/8/2020 10:55:36Romance, New Adult IP$1,000Worldwide2015Large (Big 5)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightYesI was approached by an editor to do a write for hire project.
6/10/2020 23:39:37Romance, Novella$0Jessica Scott
6/7/2020 0:44:23Romance, Paranormal$20,0002008Berkley BooksWhiteCis WomanStraightDakota CassidySeries. Started off at $12,500 and finished at $20,000.
6/7/2020 0:44:23Romance, Paranormal$12,500WhiteCis WomanStraightDakota Cassidy2 books.
6/7/2020 0:44:23Romance, Paranormal$20,000WhiteCis WomanStraightDakota Cassidy3 books
6/7/2020 0:44:23Romance, Paranormal$75,000Harlequin?WhiteCis WomanStraightDakota CassidyWent to auction. 3 books.
6/10/2020 1:28:11Romance, Paranormal$10,000Ace BooksJ. C. NelsonGrimm Agency
6/6/2020 17:46:13Romance, Paranormal$22,0002006WhiteCis WomanJeaniene Frost
6/6/2020 17:46:32Romance, Paranormal$250,0002013WhiteCis WomanJeaniene Frost
6/7/2020 6:54:16Romance, Paranormal$10,0002008Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanLesbianYesCoauthored, so advance was split.
6/10/2020 15:38:23Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy$0Small/IndieJaycee Jarvis
6/8/2020 19:25:42Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy$75,0002001YesWhiteCis WomanStraightKelley ArmstrongBittenWrote 35+ books after across Adult, YA, and MG. Highest adult advance was $250K. Highest YA was $500K.
6/8/2020 21:25:29Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy$45,000Kit Rocha (Bree Bridges)Split with a co-writer. Fairly solid indie sales history (~300k of most popular series sold)
6/7/2020 9:14:35Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy$1,666English Language Only2016Small/IndieYesYesWhiteCis WomanNo
6/7/2020 13:47:40Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy$5,000English Language Only2013KensingtonPrint DebutYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNonot that I recall3 book deal; already published by digital-only, no-advance publisher
6/7/2020 13:50:16Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy$7,500Worldwide2018Macmillan (and Imprints)YesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoCaptive Prince meets Game of ThronesMultiple offers, 3 book deal
6/7/2020 22:32:13Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy$5,000English Language Only2019Small/IndieNoNoWhiteNonbinary/AgenderDemi/Asexual, QueerYes
6/8/2020 13:45:44Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy$1,200Worldwide2015Small/IndieYesNoBlackCis WomanBi/Pansexual, Demi/AsexualNoNo
6/10/2020 8:45:15Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Graphic Novel$1,800English Language Only2020Small/IndieYesNoLatin American, WhiteNonbinary/AgenderQueerYesVictor MartinsStayno
6/8/2020 3:52:12Romance, Women's$6,885English Language Only2017Small/IndieNoYesWhiteCis WomanNoUK publisher
6/8/2020 4:01:41Romance, Women's$0Worldwide2017HarperCollins (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanNoPublished with a digital-first imprint in the UK, so royalties only, no advance
6/8/2020 8:30:27Romance, Women's$5,000Worldwide2018Hachette (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualChronic illnessNoFourth book, previously digital first
6/8/2020 11:43:14Romance, Women's$30,000English Language Only2019HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesEast AsianCis WomanStraightNoauction
6/10/2020 15:12:29Romance, Women's Fiction, Historical Fiction$0Worldwide2016Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/10/2020 15:43:16Romance, Women's Fiction, Historical Fiction$0Worldwide2016Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNo
6/8/2020 20:35:00Science Fiction and Fantasy$5,0002015WhiteCis ManAdam Rakunas2-book deal.
6/8/2020 17:35:48Science Fiction and Fantasy$60,000Worldwide2018Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanNoAlex E. HarrowThe Ten Thousand Doors of Januarythe deal was an exclusive submission, and included a second, unwritten adult fantasy novel
6/10/2020 2:12:29Science Fiction and Fantasy$0Amazon Publishing (Severed Press)YesAnthony WendelThe Handbook For Surviving a Giant Monster AttackRoyalties only.
6/15/2020 8:43:47Science Fiction and Fantasy$0English Language Only2016Small/IndieYesNoNonbinary/AgenderBi/Pansexual, Demi/Asexual, QueerYesBogi TakácsTranscendent 2: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction 2016Beyond Binary, Transcendent 1Pitched it to the publisher
6/15/2020 8:46:34Science Fiction and Fantasy$0English Language Only2018Small/IndieNoNoNonbinary/AgenderBi/Pansexual, Demi/Asexual, QueerYesBogi TakácsTranscendent 4: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction 2018No, only for Transcendent 2.The publisher asked me to do another volume.
6/15/2020 8:49:37Science Fiction and Fantasy$250English Language Only2019Small/IndieProse DebutNoNonbinary/AgenderBi/Pansexual, Demi/Asexual, QueerYesBogi TakácsThe Trans Space Octopus CongregationNoOnly queried one publisher because they'd shown interest previously, and most other publishers of SFF collections were closed at the time (and I didn't have a personal contact). My debut fiction collection, but I had four edited volumes and a poetry collection before that.
6/15/2020 8:52:13Science Fiction and Fantasy$150English Language Only2018Small/IndiePoetry DebutNoNonbinary/AgenderBi/Pansexual, Demi/Asexual, QueerYesBogi TakácsAlgorithmic ShapeshiftingNoOnly queried one publisher because every one with a history of publishing speculative poetry was closed. My debut poetry collection, but I had four edited volumes before that.
6/15/2020 8:54:18Science Fiction and Fantasy$2,508English Language Only2018Small/IndieNoNoNonbinary/AgenderBi/Pansexual, Demi/Asexual, QueerYesBogi TakácsRosalind's SiblingsNoPublisher solicited me to edit the anthology. The rate was NOT an advance, but a flat rate with no royalties.
6/15/2020 8:56:14Science Fiction and Fantasy$3,000Worldwide2018Webserial from small press, to be published later as a book.NoNoNonbinary/AgenderBi/Pansexual, Demi/Asexual, QueerYesBogi TakácsThe Song of SporesNo, I used a list of themes.Publisher reached out to me to send a webserial pitch to them.
6/15/2020 8:45:02Science Fiction and Fantasy$0English Language Only2017Small/IndieNoNoNonbinary/AgenderBi/Pansexual, Demi/Asexual, QueerYesBogi Takács Transcendent 3: The Year's Best Transgender Speculative Fiction 2017No, only for the previous volume.Publisher asked me to do it again after the previous volume.
6/7/2020 4:05:08Science Fiction and Fantasy$125,000Worldwide2017Small/IndieNoNoMultiracialBi/Pansexual, Demi/Asexual, YesBrown PersonGame of Thrones, Asian FantasyExclusive submission, only offer
6/8/2020 20:04:14Science Fiction and Fantasy$25,000Cis WomanCaitlin StarlingThe Luminous Dead
6/8/2020 20:04:42Science Fiction and Fantasy$60,000Cis WomanCaitlin StarlingJane Lawrence
6/6/2020 21:47:15Science Fiction and Fantasy$6,6662015Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualCass MorrisAdditional $2500 per book for audio.
6/9/2020 7:11:04Science Fiction and Fantasy$33,000Worldwide2019Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoCat RamboLong Way to a Small Angry Planet3 book deal; 100k total
6/9/2020 7:52:11Science Fiction and Fantasy$5,000English Language Only2017Macmillan (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoChris SharpCold CounselTolkien on a diesel laced cocaine bender
6/7/2020 0:09:46Science Fiction and Fantasy$5,000WhiteCis ManChuck WendigMiriam Black
6/7/2020 0:09:46Science Fiction and Fantasy$5,000WhiteCis ManChuck WendigMookie
6/7/2020 0:09:46Science Fiction and Fantasy$33,0002015HarperCollins (and Imprints)WhiteCis ManChuck WendigMiriam Black (Second Purchase)2 books.
6/8/2020 19:15:00Science Fiction and Fantasy$13,000Claire McFallFerryman, Bombmaker, Black Cairn Point3-book deal
6/8/2020 19:31:11Science Fiction and Fantasy$0English Language Only2015HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoDan KoboldtREADY PLAYER ONE and The Republic of ThievesDigital-first imprint
6/8/2020 17:46:52Science Fiction and Fantasy$3,000English Language Only2016SkyhorseYesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoDan MorenThe Caledonian GambitRetained translation; 50/50 audio split
6/9/2020 8:57:43Science Fiction and Fantasy$3,750English Language Only2018Angry RobotNoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoDan MorenThe Bayern Agenda/The Aleph ExtractionTwo-book deal in GBP, so USD is average based across installment payments, due to exchange rates. Audio retained and sold separately.
6/7/2020 0:54:38Science Fiction and Fantasy$4,5002006TorWhiteCis ManDaniel AbrahamLong Price4 books. Dropped from Tor due to poor sales. Worked on Game of Thrones, The Expanse.
6/7/2020 0:54:38Science Fiction and Fantasy$10,0002007Pocket BooksNoWhiteCis ManDaniel AbrahamBlack Sun's Daughter3 Books. Dropped from Pocket due to poor sales. Worked on Game of Thrones, The Expanse.
6/7/2020 0:55:01Science Fiction and Fantasy$33,0002010OrbitNoWhiteCis ManDaniel AbrahamDagger & Coin5 books. Worked on Game of Thrones, The Expanse.
6/7/2020 0:54:38Science Fiction and Fantasy$100,000WhiteCis ManDaniel Abraham3 books. Worked on Game of Thrones, The Expanse.
6/10/2020 15:30:21Science Fiction and Fantasy$15,0002015TorYesWhiteCis ManDavid D. LevineArabella of Mars3 books. Have no earned out. Already a Hugo-winner with 50+ short story sales.
6/8/2020 19:16:42Science Fiction and Fantasy$26,000WhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualDevin MadsonThe Reborn Empire4 books. Worked on Game of Thrones, The Expanse.
6/8/2020 19:21:06Science Fiction and Fantasy$6,500WhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualDevin Madson
6/9/2020 5:44:30Science Fiction and Fantasy$15,000English Language Only2018HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoDoug EngstromCorporate GunslingerPossible $2.5K to $5K bonus based on first-year sales.
6/6/2020 23:17:28Science Fiction and Fantasy$200,0002014DisneyWhiteQueerE. K. JohnstonA Thousand Nights2-book deal.
6/6/2020 23:25:59Science Fiction and Fantasy$50,0002018Del ReyNoWhiteCis WomanEmily Skrutskie
6/8/2020 20:09:00Science Fiction and Fantasy$5,000Ferrett SteinmetzFlex, Flux, Fix3 books.
6/8/2020 20:09:30Science Fiction and Fantasy$12,500Ferrett SteinmetzSol Majestic, Automatic Reload2 books.
6/6/2020 17:05:33Science Fiction and Fantasy$110,0002008NoG. Willow WilsonThe Bird KingMuslim author.
6/7/2020 9:39:58Science Fiction and Fantasy$50,000Worldwide2021Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteTrans WomanGretchen Felker Martin
6/10/2020 23:43:16Science Fiction and Fantasy$44,3632004Hal DuncanVellum, Ink2 books. Paid in GBP.
6/6/2020 21:19:41Science Fiction and Fantasy$50,000YesWhiteCis WomanStraightHannah WhittenDuology
6/9/2020 19:50:20Science Fiction and Fantasy$1,750English Language Only2015Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanNoHayley StoneMachinations + sequelNoOR 50/50 split, two-book deal, digital-only.
6/7/2020 13:03:19Science Fiction and Fantasy$1,000North America Only2020Small/IndieYesNoLatin AmericanCis ManGayNoIllimani FerreiraTerminal 3
6/10/2020 1:28:11Science Fiction and Fantasy$7,500Ace BooksJ. C. NelsonThe Reburialists
6/9/2020 14:46:11Science Fiction and Fantasy$6,000English Language Only2012Penguin Random House (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoJ. Kathleen CheneyThe Golden CityUnknown
6/9/2020 14:51:58Science Fiction and Fantasy$6,000English Language Only2013Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoJ. Kathleen CheneyThe Seat of Magic
6/9/2020 14:52:55Science Fiction and Fantasy$6,000English Language Only2013Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoJ. Kathleen CheneyThe Shores of Spain
6/9/2020 14:53:37Science Fiction and Fantasy$6,000English Language Only2013Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanStraightNoJ. Kathleen CheneyDreaming Death
6/6/2020 23:14:35Science Fiction and Fantasy$5,000English Language Only2020SolarisYesYesMultiracialCis WomanStraightYesJadie JangMonkey AroundJade City, Trail of Lightning, Heroine Complex
6/8/2020 19:21:53Science Fiction and Fantasy$20,000Jenn LyonsA Chorus of Dragons5-book series.
6/7/2020 20:23:00Science Fiction and Fantasy$1,000Worldwide2011Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoJohn G. HartnessThe Black Knight ChroniclesYes. Dresden Files. This was before every urban fantasy had a smartass male detective protagonist. Mine has a smartass male detective protagonist.Seven of nine books published, all earned out and earned way more in royalties than the advances. Sold audiobook rights for $2k/book starting with Book 7. Published keeps 50% as they control audio.
6/8/2020 20:44:48Science Fiction and Fantasy$6,500WhiteCis ManStraightJohn Scalzi2-book deal.
6/8/2020 20:45:04Science Fiction and Fantasy$2,000WhiteCis ManJohn Scalzi
6/8/2020 20:45:20Science Fiction and Fantasy$13,500WhiteCis ManJohn Scalzi
6/8/2020 20:45:35Science Fiction and Fantasy$25,000WhiteCis ManJohn Scalzi2-book deal.
6/8/2020 20:45:35Science Fiction and Fantasy$35,000WhiteCis ManJohn Scalzi
6/8/2020 20:45:35Science Fiction and Fantasy$115,000WhiteCis ManJohn Scalzi
6/8/2020 20:45:35Science Fiction and Fantasy$100,000WhiteCis ManJohn Scalzi3-book deal.
6/8/2020 20:45:35Science Fiction and Fantasy$261,538WhiteCis ManJohn Scalzi13-book deal.
6/8/2020 20:11:19Science Fiction and Fantasy$16,7002016WhiteNonbinary/AgenderQueerK. B. WagersIndranan War3 books.
6/8/2020 20:11:48Science Fiction and Fantasy$20,0002017WhiteNonbinary/AgenderQueerK. B. WagersFarian War
6/7/2020 2:15:49Science Fiction and Fantasy$10,000Worldwide2016Macmillan (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanLesbianNoK.A. DooreTiered accounting
6/10/2020 23:08:18Science Fiction and Fantasy$7,500Kameron HurleyGod's War Trilogy3 books. $100K made total across ten years through royalty, audio, and foreign rights. Earned out.
6/10/2020 23:08:18Science Fiction and Fantasy$7,000Kameron HurleyMirror Empire, Empire AscendantEarned out.
6/10/2020 23:08:18Science Fiction and Fantasy$15,000Kameron HurleyBroken HeavensEarned out.
6/10/2020 23:08:18Science Fiction and Fantasy$20,000Kameron HurleyStars Are LegionEarned out.
6/10/2020 23:08:18Science Fiction and Fantasy$7,000Kameron HurleyLight Bridgade.Earned out.
6/7/2020 0:39:56Science Fiction and Fantasy$33,0002008AceWhiteKasey MackenzieSeries.
6/8/2020 12:34:49Science Fiction and Fantasy$3Worldwide2018Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis ManStraightNoKen PoirierFake Tattoosno
6/10/2020 23:14:06Science Fiction and Fantasy$5,000YesBlackCis ManKiese LaymonLong DivisionWent from $17K and down because asked to remove racial politics. Then sold 50K copies at 10% royalties.
6/7/2020 0:39:27Science Fiction and Fantasy$02012TorWhiteLeanna Renee HieberNo advance, earning royalites.
6/9/2020 14:59:07Science Fiction and Fantasy$0English Language Only2014HarperCollins (and Imprints)YesYesMultiracialCis WomanDemi/AsexualYesLiana BrooksThe Day Before Dark Matter (Blake Crouch), Time Salvager (Wes Chu), Philip K Dick, Ben WinterThree-book deal in lieu of an advance for an ebook first, paperback the following month release
6/8/2020 20:54:59Science Fiction and Fantasy$10,000YesMadeleine Roux2-book deal.
6/8/2020 20:54:59Science Fiction and Fantasy$45,000Madeleine Roux2-book deal.
6/8/2020 20:14:34Science Fiction and Fantasy$1,000Small/IndieMarlee Jane WardOrphancorp
6/8/2020 20:15:12Science Fiction and Fantasy$2,000Small/IndieMarlee Jane WardPsynode, Prisoncorp2 books.
6/8/2020 20:15:53Science Fiction and Fantasy$15,000Marlee Jane Ward (Mia Walsch)Money for Something
6/8/2020 21:03:39Science Fiction and Fantasy$3,5001992WhiteCis WomanMartha WellsElement of Fire
6/8/2020 21:03:39Science Fiction and Fantasy$6,0001993WhiteCis WomanMartha WellsCity of Bones
6/8/2020 21:03:39Science Fiction and Fantasy$20,0001995WhiteCis WomanMartha WellsDeath of the Necromancer
6/8/2020 21:03:39Science Fiction and Fantasy$20,0001995WhiteCis WomanMartha WellsWheel of the Infinite
6/8/2020 21:03:39Science Fiction and Fantasy$33,0001998WhiteCis WomanMartha WellsIle Rien
6/8/2020 21:03:39Science Fiction and Fantasy$6,5002010WhiteCis WomanMartha WellsThe Cloud Roads
6/8/2020 21:03:39Science Fiction and Fantasy$9,0002011WhiteCis WomanMartha WellsSiren Depths
6/8/2020 21:03:39Science Fiction and Fantasy$4,0002012WhiteCis WomanMartha WellsRaksura
6/8/2020 21:03:39Science Fiction and Fantasy$6,0002015WhiteCis WomanMartha WellsThe Edge of Worlds
6/8/2020 21:03:39Science Fiction and Fantasy$22,0002018WhiteCis WomanMartha WellsNetwork Effect
6/6/2020 19:35:45Science Fiction and Fantasy$25,000Worldwide2018Amazon Publishing (47 North)WhiteCis WomanStraightMeghan Scott MolinThe Frame-UpThere weren't manyTwo book deal, 2nd book at $25,000 as well.
6/6/2020 21:55:34Science Fiction and Fantasy$25,000Worldwide2016Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis WomanDemi/AsexualNoMelissa CarusoTrilogy
6/6/2020 21:55:34Science Fiction and Fantasy$25,000Worldwide2018Hachette (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis WomanDemi/AsexualNoMelissa CarusoTrilogy
6/6/2020 17:08:18Science Fiction and Fantasy$300,000NoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualYesMelissa MarrTweet thread stating she has lupus.
6/6/2020 17:08:18Science Fiction and Fantasy$15,000NoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualYesMelissa MarrTweet thread stating she has lupus.
6/6/2020 17:08:18Science Fiction and Fantasy$35,000NoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualYesMelissa MarrTweet thread stating she has lupus.
6/10/2020 2:44:32Science Fiction and Fantasy$41,667English Language Only2010Hachette (and Imprints)YesYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoMichael J. SullivanTheft of SwordsI was already self-published and selling well3 book deal for $125,000 - debut
6/10/2020 2:46:27Science Fiction and Fantasy$62,500English Language Only2011Hachette (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoMichael J. SullivanThe Crown Tower2 book deal $125,000 total
6/10/2020 2:48:10Science Fiction and Fantasy$135,000English Language Only2015Penguin Random House (and Imprints)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoMichael J. SullivanAge of Myth4 book deal $540,000 total
6/10/2020 2:50:01Science Fiction and Fantasy$333,333English Language Only2016Audible Studios (Audio rights only)NoYesWhiteCis ManStraightNoMichael J. SullivanNolynAUDIO ONLY deal - $1,000,000 for 3 books
6/6/2020 17:13:28Science Fiction and Fantasy$7,500English Language Only2018Harper VoyagerYesWhiteCis ManStraightMichael MammayPlanetside, Spaceside2-book deal.
6/6/2020 17:13:28Science Fiction and Fantasy$15,0002018Harper VoyagerWhiteCis ManStraightMichael MammayColonyside + 1 Other2-book deal.
6/8/2020 19:43:51Science Fiction and Fantasy$3,500WhiteMichael R. UnderwoodGeekomancy
6/8/2020 19:44:19Science Fiction and Fantasy$3,500WhiteMichael R. UnderwoodCelebromancy
6/8/2020 19:44:37Science Fiction and Fantasy$4,000WhiteMichael R. UnderwoodHexomancy
6/8/2020 19:44:56Science Fiction and Fantasy$4,000WhiteMichael R. UnderwoodThe Younger Gods
6/8/2020 19:45:14Science Fiction and Fantasy$2,000WhiteMichael R. UnderwoodAttack the Geek
6/8/2020 19:45:33Science Fiction and Fantasy$5,000WhiteMichael R. UnderwoodShield & Crocus
6/8/2020 19:46:04Science Fiction and Fantasy$1,000WhiteMichael R. UnderwoodAnnihilation Aria
6/6/2020 17:06:24Science Fiction and Fantasy$40,0002010Hachette/OrbitBlackCis WomanN. K. JemisinInheritancePer book.
6/6/2020 17:07:15Science Fiction and Fantasy$25,0002015OrbitBlackCis WomanN. K. JemisinBroken EarthPer book.
6/8/2020 22:07:21Science Fiction and Fantasy$12,000North America OnlyWhiteQueerYesNicola GriffithAmmonite
6/8/2020 22:07:21Science Fiction and Fantasy$12,000North America OnlyWhiteQueerYesNicola GriffithSlow River
6/8/2020 20:30:59Science Fiction and Fantasy$40,000Nicole Kornher-Stace
6/8/2020 19:47:08Science Fiction and Fantasy$7,500NoYesSoutheast Asian, White, MultiracialCis ManStraightPaul KreugerLast Call at the Nightshade Lounge3-book deal.
6/8/2020 19:47:08Science Fiction and Fantasy$50,000NoYesSoutheast Asian, White, MultiracialCis ManStraightPaul KreugerSteel Crow Saga3-book deal.
6/11/2020 13:31:59Science Fiction and Fantasy$1,0001990YesRachel Caine
6/11/2020 13:31:59Science Fiction and Fantasy$2,0001992NoRachel Caine
6/11/2020 13:31:59Science Fiction and Fantasy$2,5001993NoRachel Caine2 books.
6/11/2020 13:31:59Science Fiction and Fantasy$5,0001994NoRachel Caine2 books.
6/11/2020 13:31:59Science Fiction and Fantasy$5,5001996NoRachel Caine2 books.
6/11/2020 13:31:59Science Fiction and Fantasy$3,3332000NoRachel Caine3 books. Earning back advances + significant royalties.
6/11/2020 13:31:59Science Fiction and Fantasy$5,0002003NoRachel Caine3 books. Earning back advances + significant royalties.
Science Fiction and Fantasy$10,0002005NoRachel Caine3 books. Earning back advances + significant royalites.
6/11/2020 13:31:59Science Fiction and Fantasy$17,5002006NoRachel Caine3 books.
6/11/2020 13:31:59Science Fiction and Fantasy$17,5002009NoRachel Caine3 books.
Science Fiction and Fantasy$25,0002016NoRachel CainePrevious series matured. Royalties drying up.
Science Fiction and Fantasy$25,0002018NoRachel Caine2 books
Science Fiction and Fantasy$85,0002019NoRachel Caine3 books.
6/6/2020 19:12:57Science Fiction and Fantasy$1,2502016AethonRhett C BrunoTItanborn + SequelOR 50/50 profit split. 2-book deal, digital-only.
6/8/2020 19:48:20Science Fiction and Fantasy$8,3002010YesRhiannon Held
6/11/2020 14:27:15Science Fiction and Fantasy$2,0002017Small/IndieYesBlackOtherRivers SolomonAN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS
6/11/2020 14:28:38Science Fiction and Fantasy$15,0002019Large (Big 5)NoBlackOtherRivers SolomonTHE DEEP
6/11/2020 14:29:37Science Fiction and Fantasy$500,000Large (Big 5)NoBlackOtherRivers SolomonSORROWLAND
6/6/2020 23:18:43Science Fiction and Fantasy$15,0002018ScholasticWhiteQueerRosiee Thor
6/6/2020 21:20:43Science Fiction and Fantasy$170,000YesWhiteCis WomanStraightS. A. ChakrabortyTrilogy
6/8/2020 19:49:46Science Fiction and Fantasy$20,0002016WhiteCis WomanSam Hawke
6/6/2020 17:36:31Science Fiction and Fantasy$10,000WhiteCis ManSam SykesTrilogy.
6/6/2020 17:37:00Science Fiction and Fantasy$50,000WhiteCis ManSam Sykes
6/7/2020 17:47:09Science Fiction and Fantasy$0North America Only2020Small/IndieYesNoWhiteCis WomanBi/PansexualNoSara T BondGRAVITY'S HEIRBecky Chambers, A LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET, Emma Bull's FALCON, Joss Whedon's FIREFLYAccepted 25-40% royalties in lieu of advance
6/6/2020 17:00:28Science Fiction and Fantasy$15,0002004WhiteCis ManScott Lynch
6/6/2020 23:38:40Science Fiction and Fantasy$5,000Simon PulseWhiteCis ManScott WesterfeldPolymorph, Fine Prey2 books. Pre-2000.
6/6/2020 23:38:40Science Fiction and Fantasy$4,000Simon PulseWhiteCis ManScott WesterfeldEvolution's DarlingPre-2000.
6/6/2020 23:38:40Science Fiction and Fantasy$5,000Simon PulseWhiteCis ManScott WesterfeldRisen Empire, The Killing of Worlds2 books. Pre-2000.
6/6/2020 23:40:55Science Fiction and Fantasy$12,000Latin AmericanCis WomanSilvia Moreno-GarciaCertain Dark Things, The Beautiful Ones2-book deal.
6/6/2020 23:40:55Science Fiction and Fantasy$40,000Del ReyLatin AmericanCis WomanSilvia Moreno-GarciaGods of Jade and Shadow, Mexican Gothic2-book deal.
6/6/2020 23:40:55Science Fiction and Fantasy$500Latin AmericanCis WomanSilvia Moreno-GarciaThe Untamed Shore2-book deal.
6/6/2020 23:41:16Science Fiction and Fantasy$4,000SolarisLatin AmericanCis WomanSilvia Moreno-GarciaSignal to Noise
6/7/2020 0:22:38Science Fiction and Fantasy$36,600OrbitIndian/South AsianCis WomanQueerTasha SuriTrilogy
6/8/2020 21:22:33Science Fiction and Fantasy$25,000Worldwide2016YesTess Sharpe