Richard Combes examines the findings of the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society's author earnings survey.
Tom Tivnan looks at the wealth divide among authors.
Daniel Hahn on why contract terms for authors need to change.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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