Full-time authors earning income solely from books in the U.S. 2018

This statistic shows the share of full-time published authors whose total income was book-related in the United States in 2018. The findings reveal that just 21 percent of surveyed U.S. authors made one hundred percent of their income from books, with 57 percent having to pursue other writing-related activities on top of their book writing work.

Share of full-time published authors whose total income was book-related in the United States in 2018

Share of respondents
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

June 7 to August 21, 2018

Number of respondents

5,067 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

among professional U.S. writers including those living abroad

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