Author and contributor discount

Edward Elgar Publishing published authors and contributors receive a 50% discount off all Elgar books purchased for personal use from our website. 

Your personal discount code was sent to you when your book was published. If your book is not yet published or you have lost your code please contact your editor or marketing contact and we will be happy to resend the code to you.

Sales and royalties

Sales information and royalties are reported and paid in September each year and based on net sales made in the 12 month period to June 30th.

After the first few years' royalty statements will only be sent if there are sales recorded. Royalty payments below the threshold specified in your author contract will roll over to the next calendar year. Please do contact your commissioning editor if you would like a sales update.

Royalty address changes

A royalty statement will be sent to the address that you provided at time of publication. If your address changes it is important that you inform us.

Electronic royalty payments

We can make electronic BACs royalty payments. To update you bank details please complete the relevant form below.

Royalty BACs Letter UK
Royalty BACs Letter Europe
Royalty BACs Letter Rest of the World

Avoiding double taxation

To comply with UK tax laws Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd is obliged to deduct income tax at the UK standard rate from royalty earnings. If you are resident outside of the UK for tax purposes you will wish to avoid paying double tax at home and in the UK by completing a Double Taxation Treaty Relief Form and sending it to your local tax authority. You will need to do this well in advance of the royalty payment date to avoid double taxation.

Please see the HMRC website for more information and the necessary forms

Once you have completed the relevant form and submit it to your tax authority, they will certify it and send it on to the UK tax authorities.  The UK tax authority will then approve the form and send us a certificate authorising us to pay the advances and royalties without deducting UK Income Tax.

Edward Elgar Publishing is not permitted to give tax advice and can not advise on how best to complete the form.  You can contact HM Revenue and Customs on +44 135 535 9022 if calling from outside of the UK, or 0300 200 3300 if calling from the UK, or alternatively contact your tax advisor.

If you do not wish to complete this form to avoid double taxation, we would be grateful if you can let us know for our records.