Bestseller Numbers

Lynn Viehl, who hit the NYT mass market bestseller list last year for the first time, shares her royalty statement, talks about the hard numbers of advance, royalty, sales and reserves, and discusses what was and wasn’t done to make those bestselling numbers happen. I’ve never seen anyone do this before, so thanks to Lynn for being so open and sharing this stuff with the community.

Check it out — there’s some interesting info there.


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Angela Benedetti lives in Seattle with her husband and a few thousand books. She loves romance for the happy endings, for the affirmation that everyone who's willing to fight for love deserves to get it and be happy with someone. She's best known for her Sentinel series of novels, the most recent of which is Captive Magic.