Writing Children's Stories for MoneyWrite children's stories for money
Do you make good living when you write children's literature?
That is possible, but the great majority of authors do not live from their work. A lot of people have other professions, for example teach typing, speak at conference calls and so on. For the United States, the period between the date on which a script is adopted for publishing and the date on which it is released and can make a profit may be between 12 month and five years or more.
You have to make an advanced payment before making extra cash, unless you regularly get large deposits, it can be hard to make a lash. What does a children's author do for a year? Last year in the UK, a British author's median salary was 12,500, with a minimal salary of 18,000 pounds.
Children's literature is a smaller one, so there is less cash for prepayments and fewer emoluments. In order to make a decent life out of it you have to be well above par and just go by the numbers, anyway. It doesn't provide the certainty you would need to finish your daily work for quite a while until you either get a really big upfront for something or get enough of a back list to make emoluments a sensible thing to schedule your live around.
As with everything in editing, you do this, although you probably won't get wealthy because making a story with smart creatives is a relatively attractive thing to do.
Childrens book writer GP Taylor about the reasons why he chose to release himself.
He' s a million-dollar children's book writer whose book is being turned into 50 million worth of Hollywood film. One of the first high-profile authors to turn his back on conventional publishers, Mr Taylor, whose work as a children's book writer prompted reviewers to welcome him as a JK Rowling competitor.
I keep more cash from sellin' my works myself or through things like Amazon's own books than if it went through a publishers. An author can make a publication about 30 pages, but three time as much e-publishing about Amazon or Eden." Part of the issue is that it is almost not possible to talk to someone in the publication to talk about what you are posting unless you have an agen.
Although I was successful as a children's author, my new work is grown-up literature, and even with the Hollywood movies and bestseller listings, I didn't know who to turn to for a bookstore, so I thought about "self-publishing" again. Mister Taylor added: "I was motivated to do this by an editorial in the Daily Mail about e-books that surpass other titles.
In the 1920', his new work Jack D'Arc & The Forty Elephants follows a mysterious and excentric detective with an eventful past. Mister Taylor is one of the greatest UK self-publishing achievements, as he has made a name for himself in this way. A former priest, he was selling his motorcycle to finance the first edition of Shadowmancer, a novel for schoolchildren.
Before Faber and Faber purchased the right to it and his next ten titles for 3.5 million, the title became popular through verbal propaganda. It' now being turned into a 25 million pound Hollywood movie with Michael Sheen, Sam Niall, Iona Gruffud, Lena Heady, Keeley Hawes and Aneurin Barnard and is scheduled for publication in 2013.