Please note that during 2012 we have made a significant upgrade to our royalty processing software that will include changes to your royalty statement layout. You will now receive a separate royalty statement for each title in each format it is available (book or ebook).
Q: Where can Authors contact ABC-CLIO regarding their Royalty Statements?
A: Royalties@abc-clio.com. This email address will be printed on the Statements that the Authors receive.
Q: Will Authors receive a statement regardless if they are due monies at this point?
Q: Why are the Indexing charges deducted from my Royalties?
A: Unless negotiated otherwise, the Author is responsible for the Indexing. If the Index was not completed by the author, then the expenses incurred by ABC-CLIO will be deducted from the Royalties.
Q: Why does my statement say I am due money, and there is no check included?
A: Per our contracts, payments will not be made for balances under $100. The balance owed will be rolled in to your next Royalty Cycle, and will be added to any additional Royalties earned.
Definition of Terms in Royalty Statements
Payee ID: A unique identification number for each author, found at the top of the Royalty Statement Report and used by the ABC-CLIO royalty team to quickly reference a royalty recipient’s information:
Contract Number: Unique identification number for a single contract.
Opening Balance and Residual Amount:You can ignore these as no $ appear.
Balance Forward from Prior Statement: This represents a balance from a prior royalty period that was under the minimum check dollar amount threshold.
Product Code, Shortened Product Title, & ISBN-13:
Advances, Miscellaneous Charges, & Sub Rights: Lists all other deductions, (such as advances) indicating dates issued, dollar amount, prior statement’s earnings, prior balance, new balance, and the dollar amount earned on the current statement. Also lists other earnings accrued through one of the following various channels.
Advance Correction – Correcting any errant advance amounts.
Content Licensing – The reuse of content in print formats.
Database Royalties – Use of content in ABC-CLIO’s database solutions products.
EBook Subrights – Reuse of content in eBook products and packages.
Prior Period Adjustments – Correcting any errors from prior royalty periods.
Returned Advance – Credit for any returned advance.
Subrights Print – Earnings from print subrights.
Royalty Calculations: This section gives a summary of all earnings broken out by Sales Channels and royalty rate.
Total Due: Totals all earnings and deductions on the entire statement. If this amount is above the minimum payment amount, then this total will match the accompanying check.