Here are the latest posts about Author Earnings on Writers Write:
Authors Guild Survey Reveals Declining Earnings for Writers (2019-01-07): A book author income survey from The Authors Guild found a steep decline in earnings for authors over the past decade.
Michael Wolff Makes Forbes 2018 List of World's Highest Paid Authors (2018-12-16): James Patterson, J.K. Rowling and Stephen King are the top earning authors in the world 2018 according to Forbes. Michael Wolff is also on this year's list.
Author Incomes Have Plummeted in Last Six Years (2015-09-16): Income for both full time and part time writers has plummeted in the last six years according to a new Authors Guild survey.
HarperCollins Offers Authors Extra 10% Royalty For Using New Ecommerce Platform (2014-10-06): HarperCollins authors who use the new ecommerce platform will earn an additional 10% royalty on book sales. It's like an affiliate program for authors.
James Patterson, Danielle Steel Top Forbes' List of Top Earning Authors (2011-08-18): Forbes has compiled a list of the Highest Paid Authors.
Stephen King Made $80,000 From Digital Short Story (2010-11-03): Steven King's "Ur" novella was written exclusively for the Kindle.
Forbes Lists the Ten Highest-Paid Authors (2010-08-22): Forbes has a story containing details about the top ten highest earning authors.
President Obama's Book Income Revealed (2010-04-17): President Obama's 2009 tax return was recently made public.
Amazon Apologizes For Sales Ranking Glitch (2009-04-14): Amazon.
New HarperCollins Imprint Won't Pay Author Royalties (2008-04-03): The New York Times reports that HarperCollins is forming a new publishing group that won't pay author advances, but instead will use a profit-sharing plan.
The Rise of the Fictomercial in Advertising (2007-02-22): So what's a fictiomercial? It's part of the growing trend of non-traditional ways to advertise products which has grown to a $2 billion business.
Product Placement Biz Booming in Novels (2006-06-12): Motoko Rich of The New York Times discusses the booming business of product placement in novels.
Being An Author Is Glamorous Again (2006-04-25): British students are now flocking to creative writing courses taught by published authors in droves.
Writers and Charity: Dirty Money? (2004-10-03): Bestselling author Erica Jong has an interesting essay in the New York Times today about writers, money and charities.