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How Much Do Publishers Typically Pay?

December 1, 2015

One of the burning questions for most writers hoping to get a book deal is: what kind of advance will I get? We’ve written before about the sobering state of writers’ incomes. Still, some advances are higher than others, and … Read more

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Guidelines for Crowdfunding a Book

September 9, 2015

Last year Canadian poet and spoken word artist Shane Koyczan aimed to raise $15,000 on Kickstarter to fund his next poetry book. He ended up raising over $90,000. When it works, as it did for him, crowdfunding is a great … Read more

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Five Things Canadian Writers Should Know about Income Tax

March 27, 2014

At this time of year, writers across Canada are scrambling to organize their receipts and invoices before filing their income taxes. Maybe some of you are kicking yourselves for not being better organized, or you’re wondering if you have a … Read more

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Income Potential for Writers (or Why Wallace Stevens Kept His Day Job)

January 19, 2014

A friend recently attended a lecture given by a well-known Canadian novelist who stated that it’s virtually impossible to earn a living writing books. It was not a surprising statement to make, but coming from this particular author – an … Read more

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