Amid discussion about the Authors Guild’s first research since 2009 on authors’ income in the United States, executive director Mary Rasenberger talks about the Guild’s interpretation of the results of the survey.
What might be important data on how writing-related income stacks up for US authors is called into question: Authors Guild critics, watching for any misstep, are quick to point out an age bias in the organization’s new survey results.
In a new quarterly report from the author Hugh Howey and “Data Guy,” it’s asserted that self-publishing authors “are taking home 24 percent of the gross publisher revenue coming out of the Amazon ebook store.”
When one of the most anticipated conferences on young people’s reading convenes in New York on 16th September, Nielsen’s lively #KidsBookSummit will bring new statistical analysis to bear on the complex issues of a deep market.
In one of the most significant and harrowing releases of the year, eerie, folksy, fearful, composer Sarah Kirkland Snider and writer Nathaniel Bellows make “Unremembered” unforgettable. Our Music for Writers interview is with Snider on being “creeped out by the music” and more.
Crowdfunding can be a test of market interest for a book project. And Colborne Communications’ Greg Ioannue says it also can be a way to pay for professional author services “without grabbing your savings.”
While waiting to see what Kindle Unlimited’s new per-page payout might do to authors’ income, Hugh Howey says he realized what Amazon exclusivity might mean for readers: a “superior medium.”
A master of tension in music, Iceland’s Anna Thorvaldsdottir talks about a “sound world” influenced by her Icelandic heritage. You’ll hear it in Music For Writers.
Discussions around digital testing by Andrew Rhomberg’s Jellybooks reflect both a need for consumer metrics and the distrust many authors have when reaction to their work is quantified.
In its ongoing series of white papers on publishing contract reform, the Authors Guild in New York issues a warning to writers to hang onto their copyrights — and makes plans to hold a special session on rights reversion clauses with writers at the upcoming Novelists Inc. conference.