No matter the dollar amount, that first royalties check is exciting. And I am anything but displeased with my first check! The only sad part is that I won’t be able to hold the check in my hands…oh, direct deposit, you have stolen something from me! But, well, I suppose I won’t whine too loudly. No pictures, sure, of that first check, but money in the bank right away…I can live with it. And you came just in time for my trip to Washington D.C. in February. Thanks amazon.com and Kindle!