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Friday, March 20, 2009

It's Chinatown

Principles of Molecular Virology It's the time of year when I'm watching my mail expectantly waiting for my annual royalties from the publisher of Principles of Molecular Virology.

Oh good, the statement has just arrived. Looking good, over 10,000 copies of this edition sold so far. So let's look at the royalty breakdown. How much did I earn from the EBook? £77? That's very disappointing!

Well at least it's been translated into Chinese. According to Wikipedia, the population of China was 1,321,000,000 in 2007. How much did I earn from the Chinese edition?