Today I started collecting all the sales data from our distribution sites so I can collate all the spreadsheets and begin the quarterly process of payment. You probably won't hear much from me until that long and complicated process is complete.
Please be patient during this time. I do pay everyone who has money due, every quarter, though many publishers have gone to a once-a-year payment schedule.
Please remember, too, that different venues withhold funds for different payment periods. Write Words, of course, will pay for the last quarter of 2009, as we have all the data for books sold on our own site. But sales reported from other venues may be six months old, or more.
We do pay you as soon after the money arrives as possible, but please remember payments can take up to 9 months to arrive from other venues. Remember, too, that we make about the same as you do. None of us are getting rich doing this, but it gives us all a place to sell our books and a place for customers to look for them.