Dear Ms Snark,
Thank you for providing a place to ask questions and receive unbiased answers. It’s a confusing business and full of pitfalls for the newbie author.
When a multiple book deal is made, I understand payment from the publisher is broken up, possibly over years. My question is: When do agents normally take their fee? Will an agent expect to receive the entire commission out of the first payment? Or take a percentage out of each check?
15% out of the amount in hand. We get ours parcelled out, just as you do.