Thursday, 19 November 2009
An economic truth about writing a bestseller
The io9 website has an interesting article here where New York Times bestseller Lynn Viehl (who writes paranormal romance fiction) discloses her royalties for the previous year and reveals that she barely scratched by above the poverty line. A few hundred sales less and she'd have qualified for American food stamps. And this despite her novel Twilight Fall (not Twilight Fail as I first misread it, thinking it was a Meyer parody) hitting the NYT Top 20 and selling 90,000 copies, which is quite respectable.