Is a Writer’s Expectation of Riches Now Unrealistic?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka


By Edward Nawotka

In today’s editorial, “We Are All Poets Now” author Nina de Gramont writes movingly about her experience of falling in-and-out of favor with a big New York publishing house and then finding contentment in moderating her expectations of financial rewards from her writing career.

Writers like to dream of getting rich from their work. But as digitization continues to push the cost of information, data, and even art, closer and closer to zero, this dream gets further and further away from reality. Should writers, then, expect less? And will they be better off for it in the long run?

Read Nina’s story and let us know what you think in the comments.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.