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Authors could become an 'endangered species' thanks to e-book deals


The proliferation of e-books threatens the livelihoods of already struggling authors, according to the Society of Authors. Coverage in The Telegragh references an earlier report from Professor Johanna Gibson: “It follows a study, conducted by Queen Mary, University of London, published in April last year which showed just one in ten authors can now afford to earn a living from writing alone. This equated to a drop from 40 per cent from just a decade ago.”



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