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My Publisher Says: I Owe Him How Much?


You've done the easy part - created the concept, sold the idea, negotiated the deal, developed/signed the product, delivered the master. Now all you need to do is sit back and wait for the royalties to roll in - right? Wrong! Now you need to keep a very watchful eye on the royalty statements you receive, because more often than not they contain errors and irregularities.

Royalty accounting is a complex area and the scope for errors is huge. This lecture will show you how to understand and check a typical royalty statement. The lecture content draws on Media Forensics' actual case studies and shows what to look for in a royalty report, how to track the performance of your title, where the typical inconsistencies occur, and how to best to approach your publisher to correct any errors.

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  • GDC 2006
  • Tim Christian
  • Media Forensics
  • Faye Sieracki
  • Media Forensics Ltd
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  • Business and Management
  • Business & Marketing