Asked by: Susan Montano
How much should I charge for a book translation?
Translated offers an average price of US $0.10 per word. The translation of a standard page costs on average US $25, considering an average of 250 words per page, or 1,500 characters including spaces.
Can I translate a book and sell it?
Since the author is the copyright’s holder for his book, you can’t translate a book without his permission and even a written agreement. If a book’s rights belong to the publisher, you’ll have to contact him or her.
How much does a book translator get?
While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $165,500 and as low as $17,000, the majority of Book Translator salaries currently range between $31,000 (25th percentile) to $67,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $110,000 annually across the United States.
Who owns the copyright in a translation of a book?
If the author authorizes a translation, the author owns the copyright in the translation since the translation is a work for hire. This is because in case of a work for hire, the employing party is the author.
How do I ask permission to translate a book?
Getting permission for translating a literary piece of work is very simple and straightforward. All you need is to try and contact the original author and ask for his/her permission. Try to search the Internet for the author’s current contact information.