The Average Earnings of Authors

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A Writer's Path


It is a frequent occurrence in the news to hear about authors cutting multi-million (or even billion) dollar book or movie deals. Famous examples of ridiculously successful authors, such as J.K. Rowling, E. L. James, and Stephen King, often lead people to think that becoming an author will undoubtedly lead to an equally as lucrative outcome. However, it turns out that the average author makes much, much less.

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    • Unfortunately, that is definitely the more common response. While I still can’t buy an endless supply of M&M’s and bathe in them, I am very blessed by being able to write full-time and do well enough to pay my bills and not worry about money all the time. And buy a couple of pounds of M&M’s a week if I want…


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