Thursday, January 26, 2012

How Much do Writers REALLY Make?

Today Jim C. Hines posted his 2011 writing income (he has a full-time job also), and some folks in the comments were surprised that he didn't make very much.

As a blogger of fantasy and Sci-Fi reviews, and someone who wants to eventually get a book written and try and break into the business, I did my homework several years ago and came to the conclusion that for 90% of the population, it's not as glamorous as the 10% make it seem (Occupy Keyboards?).

Hines' post is just further confirmation of this. If you're interested in this sort of thing, there are also excellent posts by Tobias Bucknell and Myke Cole on finances and how to make it as a full-time author. John Brown also has an excellent breakdown of a lot of this information. Hope you enjoy!


  1. Your reviews aren't awful.  Stopping by from CRAZY-FOR-BOOKS blog hop to have a look around.



    Silver's Reviews

  2.  Thanks for the follow, and the comment Silversolara! Always nice to see people visiting the blog. I'll have to take a peek at yours as well. :)