Booksellers Enjoy Strong Sales, but Most Writers Still Struggle
Italie, Hillel, THE JOURNAL RECORD
NEW YORK _ Michael Crichton and Pat Conroy will be among the bestselling authors featured at this weekend's American Booksellers Association convention, but a new survey reports the vast majority of writers make so little money they depend on outside income to survive.
According to figures compiled by Princeton Survey Research Associates on behalf of the Authors League Fund, only one in five writers earned more $20,000 during the first half of 1993 and just 9 percent more than $50,000. Twentyfive percent received no income from writing at all, and an additional 16 percent made less than $1,000.
The survey is based on 637 interviews with members of The …
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