Fucking impressive, right? That's some hot shit right there!
Our contract confirms my self-regard: there are pages and pages itemizing our royalties for hardcover, paperback, e-book, online, and book club versions--modest percentages, but not when you expect to sell millions--concluding with a paragraph that details where the really big money comes from:
All Other Subsidiary Rights not mentioned above (including without limitation Anthology, Quotation, Mechanical Reproduction, Serialization, Broadcasting, Television, Dramatic, Film, Video, Microform, Digest, Strip Cartoon Picturization, and Merchandising Rights).Book club sales? I say yes.
Film adaptation? Totally.
T-shirts, lunch boxes, and action figures? No doubt.
But the idea of a strip cartoon version is just silly.