Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • March 22, 2018
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Traditional publishers tend to promise more to authors with the promise of more revenue. But where is this revenue going and why are royalty rates so low?
Royalty rates are how writers and illustrators alike make their money while they are working toward their next project. Some authors only rely on writing as their singular career. With such low royalty rates, how will they be able to afford basic life expenses. If publishers promise to take care of them, then why are these rates so low? And where is the rest of these author’s hard work money going?
Writing Under The Spotlight
The UK Society of Authors have been asking questions, pointed questions, about where the profits are going in the big publishing houses and why the royalty rate is so low. Porter examines the arguments and
chats to those in the middle about what they can do about it.
The Alliance of Independent Authors have been shining a spotlight on various members and this week it was Elizabeth S Craig’s turn. I often refer to her great blog. If you have ever wondered who she is and why she is so successful check out this interview.
In The Craft Section,
In The Marketing Section,
The world lost a towering figure this past week. Stephen Hawking opened up new ways of seeing the cosmos and the future of technology and space. He defied the odds and a crippling disease and showed that nothing should get in the way of ideas. His mind and sense of humour were sharp right up to the last day. This quote was on the front of Cambridge’s Daily Paper. ‘ However difficult life may seem there is always something you can do and succeed at. Where there’s life, there’s hope.’
Stephen Hawking 1942-2018 RIP
About Maureen Crisp
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.