“The profits from publishing: authors’ perspective”
by Nicola Solomon
I recently did an event for the Royal Society of Literature on Can Literature Solve Poverty? Nicola Solomon of the Society of Authors as there and she has quoted me in an article in the Bookseller about authors’ earnings.
“With these figures how can we encourage new and diverse voices into the industry? Author Paul McVeigh says: “Working-class writers can’t afford to take up a career in writing, it is considered elitist and too risky. Families with uncertain incomes often expect their children to leave education earlier and to support them, and press them to get a ‘proper’ job rather than rely on writing.”
Read the full article here.