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Royalty Statements: The Nuts and Bolts that Authors Should Know

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Featuring Richard Wessler, moderated by Erin Lowry

Royalty statements can be confusing, but it’s important that authors understand them and know what to do if an issue arises. This webinar will cover the must-know fundamentals of royalty statements for a beginner and intermediate audience. Richard Wessler will explain the standard terminology, how publishers collect and calculate royalties based on sales, and some of the ways your contract may impact your statement. We will also discuss what you can do to resolve issues when you believe your royalties are incorrect and how to work with an outside agency, accountant, or auditor to ensure accuracy.


Richard Wessler is a senior director at  Ankura Consulting Group, based in New York. He has more than 20 years of experience in the higher education publishing market in matters related to author royalty calculations, intellectual property compliance, and accounting/finance analysis and reporting.