Book Reviews and Writing Tips

Book Reviews and Writing Tips

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Numbers Don’t Look Good for Authors

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How many of you saw the article in Galley Cat, from 22 January, about the amount of money authors make?  This article talks about traditionally published as well as self-published authors.  The numbers, after interviewing both types of authors, show a small percentage of writers actually make a living writing, so we better love what we do, or not give up the day job, if we’re lucky enough to have one.

To read the full article, click on Galley Cat.


Brenda Christmas said...

I've been making a living as an author and editor since 2002, but it has become a lot more difficult in recent years. The first nine years was spent in the education industry, and then I switched to the Christian industry, working as a regular freelance editor for a book publisher and as a freelance writer for a religious materials publisher. From my perspective, so many people are enamored of free eBooks, that new-book sales are shrinking.

Sunni said...

Hi Brenda,

Good for you being able to make a living as an author. I agree with you that people love the free ebooks. That does shrink sales.

Thanks for reading and commenting.