Indie author extraordinaire, Hugh Howey, has created a site for authors to benefit each other via collective experience-knowledge-ambition and hopefully the resulting power of that wisdom. Whether you’re a reader, aspiring or published author, this site has value and potential to create industry change.
The goal of http://authorearnings.com/ is “to gather and share information so that writers can make informed decisions. Our secondary mission is to call for change within the publishing community for better pay and fairer terms in all contracts.”
What changes might they assist or even implement?
- minimum percentage royalties on ebook sales
- length in years of license terms
- author’s say in pricing
- ebooks included or discounted with purchase of print books
- DRM abolished or not
- abolishment of non-competitive clauses
- ebook rights back to author in certain situations
- Amazon 70% royalties for all price points
- new writer’s guild with annual membership fee
Visit the website to participate in the data collection, even without sharing any information like your name or email address.
The Author Survey is the spot to–add your data! No matter where you are in your publishing career, your data can help other writers better understand this rapidly changing market. Take this anonymous survey and view the results.
You may also sign the petition if you–would you like to make your voice heard? Whether you are a reader, an aspiring writer, or a published author, sign here to allow us to advocate for you.
And of course, you may sign up for future updates. I took the survey and signed everything. What about you; what are your thoughts?
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