I am honored an excited to see that people are genuinely happy that my book Network Neuroscience is published! Today, I will share with you the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions I get these days:
How does it feel?
Having the published book in my hand feels good!
How much money are you making with this book?
I do not know yet. Elsevier pays royalties once a year but you can expect the amount I receive to be very small since the royalties are a very small percentage of the book price. Also, there is no way I understand the inner workings of royalties for electronic access that Elsevier provides.
Will I need to buy the book when I enroll in your Network Neuroscience class?
Apparently, faculty can ask students to buy their book. I find this an ethical issue. So my answer is no. I will never ask anybody to buy a textbook - rather I encourage the use of the library and institutional online access which are both free to students.
Is it true that book has already sold out?
Now that would be amazing ;-) It seems that Amazon always has it on short supply but again Elsevier is not sharing with me any of their data about my book sales.
I found a mistake!
Me too.. This is heartbreaking but apparently normal. My apologies. The text went through dozens of reviews, including Frohlich Lab members, a science writer, and superb editors as Elsevier. Nevertheless, stuff always slip through. Please let me know what you find and once there are more than five (I hope never!) I will start publishing them here FYI. The good news is that Elsevier apparently can fix them on the fly since the book is printed in some form of "on demand".
Hope this helps - any other questions? Please comment below and I will reply!