I know how some in the shooting industry like to make out that I am coining it in from writing Inglorious and that I’m just in it for the money. So wrong!
Here is my latest royalty statement from Bloomsbury as far as it applies to Inglorious. Lots of numbers but if you were to turn over the page then you’d find that I have been paid £153 for Inglorious, Birds and Forestry and A Message from Martha combined for book sales in 2019.
Since all the stock of Inglorious is sold then I should simply get the last of the retained sums next year – c£30. So, not a life-changing sum, but I did the work back in 2014 and 2015 so it’s a nice long tail spread out over quite a period (which is handy for tax purposes).
I am looking forward to the third edition which will require quite a re-write of the last half of the book so that it describes the role of many others in ending driven grouse shooting – that would be a great reward, although not necessarily financially.