Thu, 17/12/2009 - 12:20
Advances for some literary fiction débuts have dropped to as little as £500, according to agents and publishers.
Advances of £1,000 or £2,000 are becoming increasingly common although other débuts still command good figures. Rebecca Hunt’s Mr Chartwell was sold to Fig Tree at auction last...
Thu, 01/10/2009 - 09:25
Tom Holland of the Society of Authors recent remarks about authors being publisher’s whipping boys are both timely and important. These are tough times for writers, but what’s made publishers so nervous?
Given that the...
Thu, 10/09/2009 - 07:14
Authors have seen their advances drop over the past year, with some facing cuts of as much as 50% on new book deals. But deals for bestselling authors are "bigger than ever".
Earlier this week Little, Brown author Iain Banks spoke publicly about taking a pay cut, telling the Guardian: "I'm getting less...