I Think We Already Knew This

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/most-authors-earn-less-than-minimum-wage-from-their-writing-survey-finds-10191009.html

Why is writing so undervalued?  Is the situation due, as one commenter said, to the number of awful self-published books out there? Are stories told in books of less value than those in songs, movies, or paintings?

I doubt this is a recent development. From what I’ve read, there are very few writers from any era who have really made a killing in this business.  Are only publishers making a decent living?  Are writers being made to carry too much of the financial burden in the form of low royalties when it comes to the physical production of the finished book?

Why isn’t writing, as an art form, worth more money?

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