Congratulations ! on your print sell to the Pasta book .. but $40 ? Are publishers that wicked ? R.
Yes. I have had a couple of book covers, and some other dealings with publishers, and generally they don't pay much (at least not to me).
My most profitable dealings have been with design firms where they want images for some corporate office, or a hotel. They pass the cost on to the client, and they take their own cut as well.
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