Midlist authors plug big-brand gap in 2017 review

Midlist authors plug big-brand gap in 2017 review

The Arts Council England report released at the tail end of 2017, citing the difficulties of making a living as a literary author, was stark reading. But whatever good intentions were behind it, there was some sense of plus ça change; if there is a consistent theme in the 160 years of The Bookseller archives, it is in the difficulties of authors scratching out a living.

And does focusing narrowly on the challenges “literary” authors face do a disservice to the many more writers who happen to work in ostensibly commercial areas? Because it is just as tough out there for them, too. How tough...

This is subscriber-only content

Not a subscriber? Get unrestricted access to all the news, charts, previews, data & analysis by subscribing from as little as £3 per week.


Why Subscribe?

Every issue of The Bookseller magazine

Unlimited access to thebookseller.com (single user)

The Bookseller e-edition app for tablet and mobile

Subscriber-only newsletters

Twice yearly Buyer's Guides worth £50

Discounts on The Bookseller Awards and Conferences

Click here to subscribe now