Interesting Series by Judith Tarr

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Interesting Series by Judith Tarr

Postby izanobu » Thu May 30, 2013 11:09 pm

Judith Tarr talks about money, the way things are changing, and how things were when she got started in a three part blog post:

Seriously fascinating stuff!

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Re: Interesting Series by Judith Tarr

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Fri May 31, 2013 9:31 am

I was a little surprised at the $$'s for a midlist author in the 80s and 90s. I would have thought the numbers would have been higher. Bleah!
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Re: Interesting Series by Judith Tarr

Postby Mike Resnick » Fri May 31, 2013 3:37 pm

My experiences were quite different from Judy's, then and now, but what she covers is pretty accurate, including the generalizations. I'd say that $90,000 was a -high- midlist year's income back then. I still remember a Publisher's Weekly survey , circa the mid-1980s, that showed that the average writer made something like $2,300 a year -- and that was including Stephen King, James Michener, Tom Clancy, and that whole crowd.

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