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What Writers Earn: A Cultural Myth

Posted at 9:20AM Sunday 25 May 2014

So how much does a writer have to sell to make it?

Average earnings in the UK were around £26,500 in 2012. To make this amount on a book contract for a paperback edition selling at £7.99 that pays 10% a writer would need to sell 33,166 copies a year. And that's if the book isn't discounted as part of a 3 for 2 promotion, for example. That is a lot of books!

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