L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

You’ve decided to submit your manuscript to an independent publisher. Now what? The staff of four indie presses answer WD’s questions about small publishers. Cassandra Lipp This issue of WD celebrates the work that independent publishers do to serve authors and better the literary landscape. But don’t just take our word for it; hear the …

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From the “Writers on Writing” Column in the NYTimes By Richard Nordquist For almost a decade, the “Writers on Writing” column in The New York Times provided professional writers with an opportunity to “talk about their craft.” Two collections of these columns have been published: Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from The New York Times …

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Via Authors Guild The Authors Guild’s 2018 Author Income Survey, the largest survey of writing-related earnings by American authors ever conducted finds incomes falling to historic lows to a median of $6,080 in 2017, down 42 percent from 2009. The Authors Guild surveyed its membership and the members of 14 other writers organizations in 2018, …

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Laura Drake I read a recent article from Electric Lit. As a professional writer, or aspiring to publication, you need to read it. It’s HERE. Go ahead, we’ll wait. The facts the article was based on came from the Authors Guild 2018 Survey (you can read that HERE) which said that, “American authors … incomes …

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Your book may be a page-turner, but it probably won’t be a money-maker Arminta Wallace Franz Kafka lived in obscurity and died of the starvation caused by his tuberculosis. William Blake is buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave. Patrick Kavanagh used to boil eggs in the kettle for dinner. By the time Herman Melville passed …

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