French author earnings revealed in survey

French author earnings revealed in survey

The most extensive survey of authors' "economic and social conditions" ever conducted in France has shown that fewer than 10% of the estimated 101,600 authors in France earned most of their living from their work in 2013, the most recent year of available data. The vast majority had another professional activity and earned an average of only 12% of their income from royalties.

The survey, the result of five studies conducted by the French culture ministry, the National Book Centre (CNL), and two regional governmental bodies, was revealed this week, and also found that the income of the 10%...

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