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Authors with day jobs in the U.S. 2017

This statistic shows the share of successful and emerging authors working day jobs to support their income in the United States in 2017. The data reveals that just 20 percent of authors earning over 100 thousand U.S. dollars in income worked a day job to supplement their earnings, whereas the same was true for 66 percent of emerging authors or someone in that author's household.

Share of successful and emerging authors working day jobs to support their income in the United States in 2017

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Source

Release date

June 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Number of respondents

34,000*

Supplementary notes

*The source clarifies that they worked with over 34,000 authors at the time the post containing this data was published.
The source did not provide the exact survey date.
The source categorizes the authors as follows:
100kers = Authors who have made $100,000 or more in a single year from book sales
EAs = Emerging Authors who earn less than $500 / year from book sales.

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