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Write a book? How writers make a living
Awriters, let's discuss it. It is no longer enough to think that composers wrote out of "love of writing". It is true that almost every novelist you know wants to make a living with his hard-earned words. But have you ever asked yourself how many people actually make a living? Did you ever think about how much you could make as a novelist if you had ever chosen to do it?
There are often two kinds of writers when it comes to cash, bestselling writers (like J.K. Rowling or Dan Brown) who get billions of US Dollar in their publisher contracts, or the fighting writer who only gets a living when he pays off a member of his own household to buy a copy.
There is no definite number you can guess because there are many different things that go into an author's pay. There' are a few writers who earn million, more who make thousand, and much more who can't make the $500 mark. and even loose moneys.
If you are an award-winning writer, you decide how you want to benefit from your work. Some just publish a work. However, most writers would not object to making some extra for their words. There are two fundamental ways to make a living as an author: by selling books or by selling things you are selling on the basis of the contents of your work.
Writers make profit from their sale of works in two ways: through profit sharing or an upfront. A prepayment is the amount of cash given to an writer by a publisher before the publication of the work. As a rule, prepayments are made to writers who have a proven record of success in the publication of bestsellers or who are very well known.
Advance payments can only be made to writers with a publisher agreement. Self-publications as well as traditional publications (authors working with a publisher) can get a royalty. A royalty is a sum of funds granted to an writer after the publication and sales of a work. Writers get a royalty rate on the sales, based on how they have released their work.
When you work with a publishers, part of your royalty must go to the publishers, an agents and then to you. As a self-released writer, you still have to repay the firm that released your work ( "Amazon" in many cases), but you will get a higher rate back.
However, the writers are looking for ways to make a living beyond selling books. This is mainly due to the fact that the selling power of a certain product is not high. Once you have sold a work, the deal ends until the writer makes another work. However, when an artist is selling things from the contents of the books, he has almost limitless possibilities to make it.
Sell tee tshirts, cups or other giveaway with figures from the books on your own website or through a website like CafePress or Zazzle and if you are especially smart, Etsy. Travels in which the writer guides a group of people through the places that inspire a textbook with a website like Vayable.
They are only the tip of the iceberg, because writers who know how to use their contents have even more possibilities. If you are an editor, you are not restricted to just sit around and wait for your books to make you some cash. Use the contents of your textbook to make more than that.