#PublishingPaidMe was created on Twitter by L.L. McKinney and spearheaded by McKinney and Tochi Onyebuchi. You can view the public, anonymous spreadsheet here, brought to you by The Transparency Project.
Disclaimer: The data in the spreadsheet presents an incomplete picture (as not everyone in publishing has bee accounted for) and anyone interested in statistical or regression analysis should account for that.
When book deals are announced in Publisher’s Weekly, reports may include the phrases below which translate to the following:
“nice deal”: $1 – $49,000
“very nice deal” $50,000 – $99,000
“good deal” $100,000 – $250,000
“significant deal” $251,000 – $499,000
“major deal” $500,000 and up