ALCS study finds authors’ incomes have fallen
A new study released by UK Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) shows that authors’ incomes have fallen since 2005.
The study, ‘What Are Words Worth Now?’, was based on a survey of almost 2,500 working writers carried out by Queen Mary College, University of London.
The survey found that in 2013, just 11.5% of professional authors earned their incomes solely from writing, compared to 40% in 2005.
- New research into authors’ earnings released (ALCS 10/7/14)
- Authors’ incomes collapse to ‘abject’ levels (The Guardian 8/7/14)
- Q&A with UK Society of Authors CEO on ALCS report, author incomes (TeleRead 10/7/14)
- ALCS leads debate at House of Commons following author earnings report (TeleRead 9/7/14)
- ALCS: tough times if you want to live off your writing (1709 Blog 14/7/14)