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posted by [personal profile] panik at 12:38pm on 17/03/2010 under ,
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sheenaghpugh: (Sydney Smith)
posted by [personal profile] sheenaghpugh at 01:04pm on 17/03/2010
Yes, it's interesting, but some of those haven't been out long - Maria McCann's for one came out in February so 700-odd in a month is pretty good.
 
posted by [identity profile] gillyp.livejournal.com at 01:17pm on 17/03/2010
None of them have been out for even a year yet, most just a few months, but I think it's illustrative of how slight book sales are in general and why the average author earns £4,500 a year from their writing. I'm not sure - considering some of the comments I see on Twitter and various writers blogs I follow - most people realise how difficult it is for most writers to make a living out of writing. There aren't that many Dan Browns around (resists temptation to make obvious remark).
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posted by [personal profile] sheenaghpugh at 01:26pm on 17/03/2010
Yes, it must come as a shock to many!
 
posted by [identity profile] cerebralpig.livejournal.com at 02:15pm on 17/03/2010
A Gate at the Stairs is on there? Seriously??? Worst book I've read this year.

I agree. It was a dreadful book. I can hardly believe I read it through to the end.

Those do look very slight as you say. I'm surprised.
 
I kept going in the hope that something might eventually happen. :o)
 
Yep. I think that's exactly what happened with me.
 
posted by [identity profile] mab-browne.livejournal.com at 06:36pm on 17/03/2010
Who the heck fancies writing as a career? Pterrys, for example, are few and far between, and in NZ it's always been such a tiny market that it's automatically assumed that you'll be writing in between your 'real' job.
 
Urm, well, me, actually. It's how I make my crust. :o)

Pterrys...?
Edited Date: 2010-03-17 07:07 pm (UTC)
 
Pterrys

Sorry. Terry P as in Pratchett. It's a fan nickname.

I guess it depends on how you define writing as a career, because that encompasses so many varieties of writing. But I think most people 'on the street' as it were think of the big A-list novels, the Dick Francises and Dan Browns (and Pterrys *g*) of this world, and that doesn't come along like no. whatever buses, that's for sure.

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