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

Snap survey reveals author income dropped substantially in the pandemic

Following the Society of Authors’ revelation that its hardship fund is being accessed by more and more writers, a survey into author earnings found a... Read more

Pandemic taking mounting toll on author incomes, SoA survey finds

The Society of Authors' third survey of the financial impact of Covid-19 on author incomes has found that the pandemic is taking a rising toll... 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

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