Last year, the royalties for my 5 little easy readers with Continental Press totaled $70, for all four quarters.
Then on May 4th, the mail brought 1.) a rejection and 2.) a first quarter royalty check for $220! I have no idea why, but each of the five books sold a LOT of copies between January and March.
Rejections are soooo much easier to take when they arrive the same day as a royalty check! I bought myself a ticket to see my grandkids in Seattle.
Gotta love the educational market! These books began appearing in the catalog about 15 years ago. I've submitted a new story for the John &Lucy series, but so far, no response. Wonder what the next royalty check will be?