Author Royalties

This page is designed to help royalty recipients interpret the annual royalty statement. (You can also download the explanation on this page as a PDF and you can view both pages of the royalty statement below in jpeg format.)

 

An explanation of terms used on the Royalty statement

 

1. Address details: Your royalty contact details. Please note that this address should be the one attached to your bank account. Address update changes should be sent to: royalty@brill.com.

2. 6-digit number: This is your royalty recipient number. 

(Currency: Please note that all royalty statements at Brill will be presented in Euros, regardless of the location of the recipient. This might differ from the currency used for your actual payment.)

3. Payee summary: This section presents information on the royalties due to the recipient. The net sales are based on the cumulative net sales of the print plus the E-version of the publication.

4. Life to date: Sales figures from 2009 onwards.

5. Period activity: Sales figures relating to the current royalty year.

  • Balance forward: n.a.
  • Sales revenue: sales revenue relating to the current royalty year.
  • Subrights revenue: n.a.

6. Current position: Sales figures relating to the current royalty year.

Earned: Total royalties due from sales year 2009 onwards.

  • When ‘–‘, this indicates negative sales (i.e. returns.)
  • When ‘0‘, this indicates that you did not yet reach the required amount for payment to be made.

Payment due: Royalty amount due for the current year.

7. Title detail: Royalty earnings: This section presents information concerning net sales, copies sold and the royalty payment due.

8. Royalty rate: The agreed royalty rate as outlined in the recipient’s contract.

9. Life to date: Sales figures for 2009 (start of royalty application) onwards.

  • Gross units: The gross units sold from 2009 onwards.
  • Net units: The net units sold from 2009 onwards.
  • Income: The total net sales from 2009 onwards:

When '0', this indicates that you did not yet reach the required amount for payment to be made. (This is relevant for those whose royalty calculations are based on a sliding scale.)

  • Total Royalties: The accumulated royalty amount due from sales year 2009 onwards (see also remark income.)

10. Period activity:  Sales figures relating to the current royalty year.

  • Gross units:  Gross units sold in the current royalty year.
  • Net units:  Net units sold in the current royalty year. 
  • Income:  Total net sales in the current royalty year.
  • Total Royalties: The accumulated royalty amount due for the current year.

When ‘0‘, this indicates that you did not yet reach the required amount for payment to be made. (This is relevant for those whose royalty calculations are based on a sliding scale.)

  • Payee share: Total share of the royalty amount due (see remark total royalties.)

 

Where payment is concerned

Please note that it is Brill’s policy to only pay royalties that amount to  €100/US$ 100 or more in any given year. Any unpaid balance will be carried over to the following year.

 

Bank details:

To ensure the timely delivery of your royalty payments, we ask that you provide us with your bank details. If our ‘Bank Details Form’ has also been enclosed with your statement, please complete it as soon as possible and return it to us electronically at royalty@brill.com or send it by post to the following address:         

Brill
Attn: Royalty Department
P.O. Box 9000
2300 PA Leiden
The Netherlands