Justice Breyer made $60,000 in Royalties from Making Democracy Work. Scalia made $38,000 from Making Your Case.

May 27th, 2011

That’s it? I’m not sure what the advances were (Sotomayor received $1.2 million for her bio, Thomas over a million for his). But $60,000? That just seems awfully low for such high profile authors. The contracts must be front-loaded to pay everything in advance. I’m also curious what percentage Scalia kept, and what percentage Garner kept. 50/50?