If your books have been sold to persons other than you (i.e. if you have not bought those books yourself), you will receive an amount equal to the Author’s Earnings you have accrued, if it exceeds Rs. 1000/-, by cheque at the end of six months. The cheque will be accompanied by a detailed account of each sale and the amount due to you. This seemingly large period of six months is because many distributors and retailers themselves have such a payment cycle.