Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Interview Question #2

Speaking of Calamity Jack, I've put a PRE-ORDER link in my book section. Click on it, it'll pop you over to Amazon.

And hey, I just noticed, it's my birthday today! I'm 33!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!

Stuart said...

Nate! I have a present for you, I won't try stepping on you! HOOORAY!

Leea said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Nathan.

edith said...

Happy Birthday.
By the way, do you make as much from the books when they sell them cheap as when they are full price?
I bought five copies of Rapunzel at the $6 price.
For Christmas presents for nieces and nephews!

Nathan said...

Thanks everybody!

Edith--The way publishing and big book stores work now is so wonky that just about any book with a large print run (in this case, the Rapunzel paperback) is bound to be discounted drastically from time to time. Sometimes a publisher needs room in the warehouse, so they'll mark down a box or two, or twenty.

Those books are out there, somebody's going to buy them. I like to post those deals here on my blog. I figure everyone who follows this blog has bought a book or two of mine at full price.

I don't expect these cheap Rapunzels to be around too long (although they are back up right now on Amazon) once Jack comes out.

To answer your question, no, I don't make as much. As a somewhat new illustrator, I rely on the advance payment the publisher gives me when the artwork is done. Royalty checks (the money I get from books sold) have never been a major income source for me. Some day...

Chris said...

Happy Birthday!

Rachel said...

Happy belated birthday--missed the blog yesterday.

shannon hale said...

Happy day, brother. Today is Max's birthday. A valiant month.