If ever a first timer is lucky/successful enough to get taken up by a publisher and get their book published, then what kind of payment would they be likely to be offered? I have read that you may be lucky enough to get 10% of book sales, but i imagine this is 10% of whatever the price is that the publisher supplies the retail outlet at which i suppose is quite low at less than half the retail price? Example: .... Where i live a book may start life at 9.99 and then if not a great seller? (guessing here) ends up in the 3 books for 9.00 euro catagory. So i imagine that the retailer may just be covering costs and guessing that the book was sold to the retailer at 3.00 euro? On that basis 10% of the publishers selling price could be as low or as high as .30 cents? Would this be a fair estimate or do i have it completely wrong?