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How We Split Royalties Between Creators and Publishers

Access Copyright's revenue distribution guidelines dictate how royalties are split between creators and publishers and were developed to reflect current industry practices. They were approved by our Board of Directors.

 

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Royalties for distribution

Education and technical books and scholarly publications, including journals and books - In-print

If the creator has assigned copyright to the publisher:

100% to publisher

Otherwise:

50% to creator; 50% to publisher

Education and technical books and scholarly publications, including journals and books - Out-of-print

If the creator has assigned copyright to the publisher and there has been no reversion or reassignment of rights:

100% to publisher

Otherwise:

100% to creator

Trade books

In-print:

50% to creator; 50% to publisher

Out-of-print:

100% to creator

Newspapers and periodicals

If the creator is a freelance creator:

100% to creator

Otherwise:

100% to publisher

Other:

50% to creator; 50% to publisher

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