Book sales boom but authors report shrinking incomes

Calls for writers to reap rewards as British publishers enjoy record-breaking yearA record-breaking year for publishers has been greeted with renewed demands for authors to receive a bigger slice of income and investment, as sales of books passed the £5.7bn mark in 2017.Book sales income was up 5% on the previous year, according to annual figures released by the Publishers Association. In sharp contrast, a recent survey of authors’ earnings revealed a 42% drop over the last decade, with the median annual income now below £10,500. Related: Publishers are paying writers a pittance, say bestselling authors Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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