Book Authors Now Earn $17,500 Annually (Authors Guild Survey)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Picking up assignments writing for my own byline for The New York Times or publishing books was fun. In addition, the royalties for syndicating my three blogs ( here and here are the other two) are also increasing. Being a book author was like being an English college professor.

Book Authors: Mostly Labor of Love or Marketing Tool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's rare that a book author will become wealthy, at least not through the royalties from books. Also, increasingly it's irrelevant whether the books are produced by a publisher such as HarperCollins or a self-publisher like iUniverse.com.

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2010 - Writers's New Year's Resolutions

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  * Publish more books, for our own bylines.    And, believe me, we don't know which will hit in the sense of pulling in new business, piling up the royalties, and enhancing a brandname.     The rule of thumb seems to be: For every book we publish there are about 4 false starts on our hard drive.  If hope could pack a voodoo wallop, 2010 will turn out to be a very good year. 

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