How much can romance writers earn?
According to a recent post, "Show Me the Money!" by author Brenda Hiatt, it all depends on who you sign with.
According to Hiatt, advances range anywhere from zero (Wild Rose Press) to $2,050 (Sourcebooks) to $80,000 (MIRA).
Among the big publishers, here's the rundown of the average advances, in most cases, for the first book:
Grand Central Publishing
St. Martin’s Press
For more numbers and details, check out Hiatt's blog by clicking here.