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Piracy is one of the largest effects on author’s income.
Sales income is important to authors. Unlike other careers, like athletes where you can make income from multiple sources, authors make the majority of their money from sales. There’s not a lot of movement for them to make money otherwise. That’s why piracy hits authors more than others in the art community. Some will argue that there is a right to free online information. But without income, authors can’t afford to do what they do. If you love reading and art, you want it to continue. So next time you go to download a book illegally, think about who you’re really hurting.
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“Entitled: Copyright thieves blame victims when illegal site is taken down.” There, @guardian. Fixed that dodgy headline for you.https://t.co/pQ9MFTnbsY
— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) August 8, 2018
The alliance of Independent Authors are now advising that authors should move from Createspace to Kindle Direct for print. (Having my own Kindle print headache at the moment so be prepared.) They also have a great post on research trip claims and expenses.
Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.