Diversity warning as full ALCS author earnings survey published

Diversity warning as full ALCS author earnings survey published

The full Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) report on author earnings for 2017 found that only 28% of respondents make their living from writing alone and 94% of those who completed the survey were white, sparking a warning from the Society of Authors that the trade is in danger of “becoming an elitist profession which excludes new and diverse voices”.

The full document, released for the first time this week, showed an overwhelming 94% of writers who responded were white, with a majority living in the south east. According to the survey, just 1% of writers responding were blac...

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