Royalties

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will the payment arrive?

All royalty payments will be issued starting in April 2021.

How do I change my address?

Please send an email to our with your new address. Please be sure to include your name, address, and Payee Number. Or you can send a letter and address it to our royalty department (Royalty Department, Harvard University Press, 79 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA). We do not accept address changes over the telephone.

I am a U.S. citizen living within the United States. Can HUP pay me my royalties via Direct Deposit?

Yes. Please indicating that you would like to receive Direct Deposit royalty payments.

Can royalties be paid in foreign currencies?

Yes, but only for wire payments to foreign banks.

Will I receive a 1099?

You will receive a 1099 if you receive a payment from HUP. Since the income is technically earned in 2021, a 1099 will be mailed to you the following February so that you can complete your 2021 tax return. If you did not receive a 1099 for 2020, please send an email to .

Why does the 1099 I just received not match the royalty statement?

The 1099 is for the payment that you received in 2020. That payment was based off of your 2019 royalty statement.

I was previously not a U.S. citizen, but I recently attained U.S. citizenship. How does this affect my royalties?

Please .

Since I am a foreign author, why do I have to log into GLACIER and fill in my information on their website?

This is a new requirement for all foreign individuals. If you have never received a payment from Harvard University you must log into GLACIER and complete the instructions on the website. If you do not do this, then you will not be paid your royalties.

How do I log into GLACIER?

You must fill out the Vendor Request Form and return as instructed therein.

If I am a foreign author, how do I get an ITIN and how do I apply for a tax treaty?

Please send an email to our indicating that you would like to apply for an ITIN and/or tax treaty.

What is the HUP Authors Fund and how can I contribute to it?

Through the HUP Authors Fund (established in 2019), authors have the opportunity to contribute their royalties back to HUP to help support the works of their colleagues in the academy. The Fund will be used to help pay for publishing important scholarly works, often by first-time authors—books that typically do not earn back their publication costs. For more information and instructions on setting up your royalties to be directed to the Authors Fund, see Support the Press.

Royalty Statements: Common Terms

  • Payee Number: This is your unique identification number within Harvard University Press.
  • Earnings Retention / Reserve Against Returns: This is 15% of your royalties earned for the current year that HUP will hold for 1 year. The money will be returned to your statement the following year.
  • Refund of Retained Income: Royalties that HUP withheld the previous year. This money is included in your current royalty statement.

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