Re: Technical Book Slump
I don't know how authors are being treated, but at least those
Perhaps you mean they don't pay their tech editors very much? I have done tech editing for several publishers and I never knew what the authors were being paid.
A tech editor will (quite sensibly, given the relative time investments) be paid only a fairly small fraction of what the author gets, in a typical scenario.
>Either I'm overpaid,
In a UK university that seems improbable. :)
or the only way someone could write a
Another way of expressing that is that you need to plan out a business plan and cash flow (even if it is on the back of an envelope). If someone is seriously thinking about writing to earn a proportion of their income a 12 month (or more) transition period is needed with careful time and cash flow planning. And a bit of luck, like not choosing to start writing in Autumn/Fall 2001. :)
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