Published December 6, 2022 | Version v1
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UK Authors' Earnings and Contracts: A Survey of 60.000 writers

  • 1. University of Glasgow


This working paper reports on the findings of a large-scale survey of 60,000 authors conducted in 2022. The survey was funded as independent research by the UK Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS), and is the latest in a series of longitudinal, comparative surveys since 2006 (as repeated in 2014 and 2018). The latest report raises serious questions about the sustainability of the writing profession in the UK, forming part of a wider trend of de-valuing creative labour both in the UK and across the globe.



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