Kind of a long title but that is the gist of this post. There's a lot of articles and blog posts going on right now about how Sapkowski originally sold the rights for The Witcher at a staggering low price of $4000. Now The Witcher name may not be as big as something like Call of Duty and although the original deal happened well before the games, $4k is definitely too low. What may be an even bigger revelation is that after he negotiated a new price (this amount is not known) with CD projeckt Red, he refused an offer to receive royalties from the games. Thats really hard to believe. Why would he refuse this? The only reason I can think of is he refused it in favor of a bigger check for the rights. The first Witcher game was relativity niche, the sequel increased that momentum, and Witcher 3 sold around 4 million copies in its first two weeks. I think you messed up, Sapkowski. Unless he got a REALLY big check from CD Project Red but that would've had to been before the release of Witcher 1 and I doubt it. Sapkowski has been no stranger in expressing his disdain for video games and the stories they create. He's almost unnecessarily antagonistic about it.
So what do you guys think? Am I and the rest of current Internet speculation reading too much into this or is Sapkowski internally kicking himself for a series of bad moves?