More Writers Getting Screwed

An author’s dues
The work of many authors is borrowed more than bought and deserves subsidy

Writers of non-fiction for children may feel even more strongly, as a majority of them receive only a one-off fee for their work from UK publishers — many receive no royalties or subsidiary fees at all. However, often their work is subsequently reissued in new editions, adapted or transferred to electronic media. Sadly, professional writers’ organisations have been unable to remedy this injustice, having little leverage against large publishing corporations.

Emphasis added by me.

They’ll wind up with wardrobes like Poe.

As you can see, this is the UK. Things usually begin in England and metastasize here.

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