Everybody knows authors are very well paid, right? After all, we get those sweet advances and royalties. Cross country book tours, and 3 martini lunches with our agents and editors in NYC. Cocktail parties rubbing elbows with the likes of Stephen King, JK Rowling, and George RR Martin. Research trips to exotic locations. The best part? It’s all on the publisher’s dime. Nice, huh?
Well, it would be, if it actually worked that way. Danielle Steele and Nicolas Sparks might live that life. Very few other authors do. I thought I’d break it down for you. How most authors get paid. Until I started writing seriously with [...]