Nov 13th, 2008, 07:07 pm
| || |
Join Date: Mar 27th, 2005
| | Re: Textbooks
Sorry, about $300 per activity.
Here's his message:
Hi Mark |
Firstly, your friend has done well to get interest from OUP.
A few years ago Pearson Longman included three one-page photocopiable activities (plus teaching notes) of mine in a book called "Top Class Activities 2". They paid GBP100 per activity. Converted to US dollars and allowing for inflation I reckon that would equate to something like $300 per activity.
If thinking about an hourly rate, OUP would expect to pay top international rates. That's not a cent less than fifty bucks an hour, and significantly more if it's for something which is going to be a big seller.
It's odd - fees for contributing to ESL publications are usually fairly good, while royalties for writing whole ESL books tend to be pretty low. I recently turned down an offer from CUP to write a teacher's resource book (of ideas and tips for conversation activities). I worked out that the royalties would have been very unlikely to be worth the time and effort involved, and it wouldn't have been a high-profile enough publication to get my name around.
Best of luck to your friend!
Congrats and good luck. All that hard work is