How Much Do Authors Really Earn?

“It doesn’t help authors to say that 70% of the book market is in print if only a small fraction of that money ends up in authors’ pockets.  What we want to see is the combined effect of royalty rate, sales volume, and sale price.  These three factors combine to give us a true picture […]

The Dreaded Writers Block

Writers who claim writers block doesn’t exist, never had it. Those who have spent days, weeks, and months not being able to put their thoughts down on paper, know it exists. There isn’t a writer in the world who hasn’t had problems—at one time or another—finding the right word or idea. Those who write columns […]

Writer’s Doubt Syndrome – WDS

In these last years, I met with many developing writers (aren’t we all). Some have found agents and publishers, others are not even looking for such an experience and swear for the independent publishing revolution. Some us have been offered publishing contracts and refused to sign the constraining clauses. No matter where the writers are in their […]

The Writing Process

(The Writing Process. My apologies, Dr. Seuss) I can write in a car, I can write by a fire, I can write in a boat, I can write on a float. I can write on a table, I can write when I’m able; I can write anywhere. Among the questions writers torture themselves with are whether we should write […]

Most writers earn less than £600 a year, survey reveals – from theguardian.com

Most writers earn less than £600 a year, survey reveals Figures show the vast majority of authors, both traditionally and self-published, are struggling to make a living from their work – Alison Flood theguardian.com, Friday 17 January 2014 The publishing industry has never been so sharply divided. In the week when the erotica writer Sylvia […]

How Awesome Indies book reviewers help authors as well as readers. – Awesome Indies

How Awesome Indies book reviewers help authors as well as readers. Whenever you set up a system for evaluation, some products don’t pass the test. It’s a simple fact. Some books submitted to the Awesome Indies will meet the standards required for inclusion in the list and others won’t. Authors whose books don’t make the […]

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