Writers on the Brink: The Current Economics of Authorship

You are invited to join us Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. for this free event followed by a wine & cheese reception.

Can’t make it to the live panel? Join us via live streaming video. Details below.

Published American authors today earn on average less than half of what they earned a decade ago. Full-time author incomes in Canada and Great Britain have declined as well. What does this mean for the future of literature? Is writing no longer a sustainable career except for the rare few? Panelists from the Authors Guild, the Society of Authors in the UK and the Writers’ Union of Canada discuss the latest income survey results and the challenges of surviving financially as an author today.

Whether published in print or online, what types of fiction and nonfiction books still attract sales and vast readership? How can working writers supplement their incomes? What do authors and publishers working collaboratively need to do to ensure the book industry remains healthy and robust to deliver stories that enlighten, educate, and entertain?

Writers, book publishers, booksellers, literary agents and dedicated readers alike are invited to join us for this important discussion in person at Scandinavia House in New York or live via streaming video.

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Nicola Solomon, Chief Executive of the Society of Authors
Siobhan O'Connor, Associate Director of the Writers’ Union of Canada
Mary Rasenberger, Executive Director of the Authors Guild
Peter Hildick-Smith, President of Codex-Group LLC
Richard Nash, Publisher and Digital Media Strategist

November 13, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Date & Time

Tue, Nov 13, 2018
6:00PM – 8:00PM EST


Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016


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