Hertfordshire Writers February Meeting

Location: Hitchin
Address: Tavistock Room, Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin SG5 1AF
Event time: 7.30pm
Join us for the February meeting of the Hertfordshire Writers group where Allan Smith will be chairing a discussion on increasing author income

Event details

The Next meeting of the Herts Society Writers Group will be 7.30 pm Tuesday 13 February, Tavistock Room, Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin SG5 1AF

Allan Esler Smith, a founding member of Herts Society Writers Group and author of the recently published Good Retirement Guide 2018 will be hosting the event. As a chartered accountant and tax advisor Allan is sticking to familiar ground with a ‘numbers night’. So the group will be discussing and sharing their knowledge around the following:

Increasing authors income which could include: royalties, percentages for paper copies/ ebooks, pence per word writing- magazines and papers, orphan titles that could be re-released; ALCS, PLR, TV and film rights.

Downsizing costs which could include: self publishing, agent's fees, accountant's fees, deductible expenses and taxation.

This is all very topical as ALCS shines a light again on ‘what words are worth’ with another survey following on from their 2014 work which highlighted authors earnings had fallen about 40% since 2005 to a median £11,000. So it looks like a topical, profitable and enjoyable evening. Society of Author members welcome.