You DO get them! My book has been out twelve months, and I thought I'd ask as I hadn't heard anything... so I did. And yes, there are royalties. So as soon as I get the cheque, I am winging it all off to Cancer Research.
But just so's you know - if books are sold through Amazon you get precious little because of the discounts they demand. And if books are discounted through the publisher, you only get a percentage of the actual sales figures...not the list price. I didn't know that.
So I had been trying to calculate what I would be giving to the charity, in memory of jan, the friend who was a huge supporter and who died from breast cancer just before the book appeared.... and getting it a bit wrong, sadly.
However, I am glad to report that a good few hundred quid will be winging its way to them...as soon as...