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U.S. author's income share of individual earnings 2013-2017, by type

This statistic shows the author-related income share of individual income among authors in the United States in 2013 and 2017, sorted by type. The findings show that literary authors suffered the most, with 25 percent of their 2017 income being derived from their work as an author compared to 29 percent in 2013. The only authors who saw an increase were those who were self-published only, with growth of one percent in author-related income over the four year period.

Author-related income share of individual income among authors in the United States in 2013 and 2017, by type

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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2013 and 2017

Number of respondents

4,836 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

among professional U.S. writers including those living abroad

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