RE: Textbook writing

Subject: RE: Textbook writing
From: "Le Vie, DonaldX S" <donaldx -dot- s -dot- le -dot- vie -at- intel -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 10:30:48 -0800

Regarding the pay for writing textbooks...I think it depends on the subject
matter and the depth of treatment. If you're talking junior-high level
science, it probably doesn't pay that much. I do have a friend (a Ph.D
engineering prof) who penned a highly technical engineering book aimed at
college seniors in engineering and his first royalty check was $40K. When
you consider that bookstores charged something like $120 for this particular
book, the college market seems to have more promise for royalties.

Donn Le Vie



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