Does It Pay to Be a Writer? Survey Finds Earnings Down 42 Percent Since 2009

The decline in earnings is largely because of Amazon’s lion’s share of the self-publishing, e-book and resale market. The conglomerate charges commission and marketing fees to publishers that Ms. Rasenberger said essentially prevent their books from being buried on the site. Small and independent publishers, which have fewer resources and bargaining power, have been particularly hard hit.

Source: Does It Pay to Be a Writer?

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