Funny story (I think). Diamond cheque came in the other day and I went, "Okay, time to cut Gerhard a cheque". He gets a "courtesy royalty" of 4% on anything he worked on that Diamond has purchased and that's always the FIRST thing I do with any Diamond cheque.
So, I flipped through the invoices to see which book it was and "Oh, HEY! This one's for CEREBUS IN HELL? #0!". Which was funny because I hadn't been thinking of paying myself or Sandeep for CEREBUS IN HELL? #0 -- we both consider CEREBUS IN HELL? "Hey, if this helps keep the lights on and the doors open" revenue. And then I thought, "Well, heck! I think I'm going to pay US a courtesy royalty!" So, I did. 4% of the Diamond cheque for each of us.
We were both pretty jazzed -- Sandeep because (as far as he knows) it's the first time he's been paid for his writing and me because it meant I didn't have to use A-V money to pay myself this month.
4%! Just like Gerhard!