Tagged: author earnings

The story behind the ALCS author earnings survey numbers

Richard Combes examines the findings of the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society's author earnings survey. Read more

For richer, for poorer

Tom Tivnan looks at the wealth divide among authors. Read more

Listen and earn

Daniel Hahn on why contract terms for authors need to change. Read more

The shock of the fall

What do authors really earn? Public perception tends to veer between polarised clichés: you’re either a bestseller courting Hollywood or an impoverished artiste. But what’s... Read more

Writers' groups reveal increasing demand for hardship grants

Authors' organisations have revealed an “ever-increasing” demand on financial hardship grants, with new applications to the Royal Literary Fund up a third in four years.... Read more

Pullman: 'Amazon investigation should include author earnings'

Philip Pullman has warned that the European Commission should consider falling author income as part of its investigation into Amazon's e-book business. The author warned... Read more

'Huge inequality' in writer earnings

There is a “huge inequality” in earnings between writers, with a small number – 10% - earning most of the money made by professional authors,... Read more

Median author advance under £6,600

The median advance for traditionally published authors is “well under £6,600”, according to early findings of a survey into authors’ attitudes towards their publisher. The... Read more

Edinburgh debates author earnings

Low advances, deep discounting and the problem of author earnings were on the agenda at a Trade Question Time discussion panel at the Scottish Book... Read more

Canada's writers demand tax breaks to ease income pressures

The Writers' Union of Canada is calling for a number of tax breaks for authors in its submission to the government’s consultation for framing a... Read more

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