Interesting info about the Booker prize

Anthony G Williams

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Some sales figures from the Booker prize shortlist: by mid-August, the best-seller on the list had just topped 1,500 total sales, the worst-seller 231. The winner had managed 834 sales.

The same article observed that 60% of British authors earn less than £10,000 per year, and that median earnings are less than a quarter of the minimum wage.

It kind of puts things into perspective...
 

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