How much should one charge for translating a book
Thread poster: Omnia Abulgar

Omnia Abulgar  Identity Verified
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Apr 25, 2012

Hi Everyone
I was thinking about the process of translating a book and I am wondering about the financial and legal matters involved. Looking forward to hearing your comments and experience in this respect.




Giles Watson  Identity Verified
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Look at it from the publisher's point of view Apr 25, 2012

How many books have you translated already?

How many copies have they sold?

How much money did they make for the author, the publisher and you?

Base your offer on this information.

If you have never translated books before, price yourself so you can get started in the market. Then crank up your rate for the second book deal when the first one has made money.



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Some answers available on this site Apr 26, 2012

Many people have asked similar questions before in this forum:
Have you already looked through the information there?


Omnia Abulgar  Identity Verified
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Thanks Apr 27, 2012

Many thanks Giles.
Urbom, Thanks for taking the time to answer and for the thourough information.


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