I just got a royalty statement from Routledge. I wrote a book with them in 2005, The Mechanics of Modernity, and last year I made exactly 16.58 pounds from it. Why isn’t the book selling better? It could be a question of quality of course, but it could also be that it costs 180 US dollars. Only libraries can afford to buy it. Good thing we don’t have to make a living from my income as an author. The book is out in paperback next year, but I don’t expect to make any money from that either.