August 13, 2010

J.B. Stanley Reveals Her Profits From Cozy Mysteries Series

Way of the Guilty will be
released August 31, 2010.
Jennifer (J.B.) Stanley writes more than one cozy mystery series -- the Flab Five Supper Club mystery series; the Molly Appleby Antiques & Collectibles Mysteries; and The Hope Street Church mystery series.

I have read more than one of both the Hope Street Church series and the Flab Five Supper Club, and I recommend them both -- if you're a cozy mystery lover, you'll enjoy these books.

Recently, at the group blog Cozy Chicks, J.B. Stanley did a lot of us a favor by actually discussing the money that she's making from her efforts.  For the details, check out her post.  The numbers aren't that high, folks. It's definitely a labor of love.

For example, Stanley reports her average advance is $3000, $5000, or $7500 per book, she gets an average of an additional $500 or $1000 for large print or foreign rights, and then she turns around and spends 50-75% of her advance on promoting the book.

For more information:
Janet Evanovich Splitting From St. Martin's Press
Mystery Writer Joe Konrath Talks Money
Highly Successful Authors Put Their Two Cents Worth on The Money Question
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