a survey by the Authors Guild said Tuesday.
The survey said income for full-time US authors in 2015 fell 30 percent from 2009 to $17,500, and part-time authors saw a 38 percent drop in income to $4,500.From the comments:
It seems to me that we are simply returning to the origins of art and expression in this country. Artists of all types have been caught up in capitalist "industries" that created a few mass market winners, and left unknowns.... well unknown except to family and friends. The corporate monopoly created to make us all believe their is a shortage of talent is falling apart. What will be left exposed is that there are great artists in every small town in america, doing what they love, for the love of it. Every community has great painters, singers, sculpters, and architects.....credentialed or otherwise. Technology has destroyed the stranglehold and selection process imposed by the music industry, art industry, and publishing industry. Keep on doing your thing, you do it cause you love it.