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Relationship between author and publisher The author of a work may receive a percentage calculated on a wholesale or a specific price and or a fixed amount on each sold book. Publishers, at times, reduced the risk of this type of arrangement, by agreeing only to pay this after a certain amount of copies had sold. In Canada this practice occurred during the 1890s, but was not commonplace until the 1920s. Established and successful authors may receive advance payments, set against future royalties, but this is no longer common practice. Most independent publishers pay royalties as a percentage of net receipts - how net receipts are calculated varies from publisher to publisher. Under this arrangement the author does not pay anything towards the expense of publication. The costs and financial risk are all carried by the Publisher, who will then take the greatest percentage of the receipts. See Compensation for more.

  • Commissioned: This is where the Publisher makes all the publication arrangements and the author covers all expenses (today the practice of authors self-publishing or paying for their publications is sometimes called vanity publishing, and is looked down upon by many mainstream publishers, even though it may have been a common and accepted practice in the past). This type of publisher normally charges an flat fee for arranging publication, offers a platform for selling and then takes a percentage of the sale of every copy of a book, The author would receive the rest of the money made. An alternative self-publishing method commonly adopted is to use a third-party print-on-demand publishing platform such as but this type of platforms creates books that are only available through limited outlets and not through mainstream distributors and bookshops (CreateSpace, for example, is exclusive to its owner Amazon). A popular alternative to these "free" self-publishing platforms is Feed a Read

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