Monday, February 13, 2023

Author's Guild Survey: Including Black Authors | #motownwriters


Dear Author,

We need your help!

Authorship is facing new kinds of pressure. The book-publishing ecosystem is undergoing historic transformations.

The National Book Club Conference is partnering with the Authors Guild and over 20 other leading author and publishing organizations to support the Guild's advocacy for working writers. To do that we need accurate, independent information on author related income, and are asking our U.S. resident, published authors in all genres, at all levels of experience and income, to participate in this survey and help map the true economics of authorship in America.

In the past, Black author participation in this survey has been minimal. Let's be counted.

We will absolutely protect your privacy -- your response is completely anonymous, and results will only be shared in aggregate. The survey is being conduucted by an independent book research firm to ensure that the Authors Guild has no access to individual information, as confirmed by the confidentiality agreement signed between [ORGANIZATION]. and the Authors Guild.

If you don't have income or royalty advance information readily available for 2022 (and 2018 if you were published in that year or earlier), your best estimates are still extremely valuable. You will be able to complete this survey in under twenty-five minutes.


In appreciation for your time you'll be able to also enter a separate "thank you" drawing hosted by the Authors Guild for one of a hundred $50 Visa gift cards.


Thank you again for your help and support!

Note: To ensure survey confidentiality, please do not share the survey link with anyone else – directly or on social media.

If you're pressed for time – you can return to the survey at any time within 24 hours. Just re-click the "Take the Author Survey" link below and you'll automatically be returned to your last question answered.


Take the Author Survey


PS: If you have already completed this survey through another organization's invitation, we thank you for your help!  Your information is fully recorded; please do not take the survey a second time.


See details and the Official Rules here, to enter the Thank You Drawing for a chance to win one of one hundred $50 Visa gift cards you do not need to participate.



 Thank you in advance 

Sylvia Hubbard


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