Friday, May 13, 2005

Do Authors Make Money?

I found this great little article about what authors make, expect to make and the lifestyle of a successful novelist.

New paperbacks have a short shelf life, somewhere between one month and four
months, according to Romance Writers of America, which met in St. Louis the last weekend of April. Hardback books last longer, selling for up to a year. The writers are all looking for a sliver of the more than $1 billion that readers spend on paperbacks each year, according to the association.

About 70 percent of the buyers are women, and about two out of three readers purchasing the books didn't plan to do so when they entered a retail outlet.

The main pointers to learn from this article:

  • be patient
  • don't give up
  • write

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