HOW ARE ROYALTIES SPLIT?
From the beginning of DYM, the royalty split for every resource was 50/50. But, since we’ve published a few thousand resources (756 in 2017), we’ve realized that the quality of products varies greatly. Bottom line: the more we have to pay editors, the less valuable the product becomes to match our business goals (we have to do good business in order to do good ministry).
As a result, we’ve come up with a simple plan that encourages authors to submit the highest-quality resources from the very beginning. For any resource requiring more than 45 minutes of professional editing, (graphic design and content editing combined) the royalty split will be adjusted to 60/40 in favor of DYM. It’s not much of a difference, but it will allow us to continue to hire quality editors… in which case, everyone wins!
HOW CAN I TRACK MY ROYALTIES?
You can view royalties earned on resources sold during the current month on your author portal. Log in to your account on www.downloadyouthministry.com click My Account from the drop-down menu on the top right. Then click My Royalties at the bottom of the menu on the left.
Royalties from previous months (or lifetime royalties) are not currently available. If you're interested in how other authors have tracked lifetime sales, ask our DYM Author Community.
WHEN ARE ROYALTIES PAID?
Royalties are paid on the third week of the following month. For example, royalties for resources sold in January will be deposited in February.
HOW ARE ROYALTIES PAID?
For U.S. Authors:
Royalties are deposited into the account designated on your DYM Author Paperwork*.
For Authors outside the U.S.:
Royalty checks are mailed to the address listed on your DYM Paperwork*.
If you need to make a change to the information we have on file, let us know!