Friday, July 17, 2009

Money, Money, Money, Money . . . MONEY

Today's Forecast for St. Peters, MO: Partly cloudy, high 80 degrees

Ever wonder what writers make? Me, too. This morning I got an education on just that subject when I visited Brenda Hiatt's website.

Brenda is an award-winning Romance writer. For several years Brenda
has surveyed many other generous romance authors who shared their figures.

For accuracy purposes, Brenda only included publishers about whom she received at least three responses and used data since 2000.

Talk about an eye-opener! I'm amazed that one person was able to amass so much information in an easy-to-read and understandable format. So, if you're curious about what some publishers pay their writers, check out Show Me the Money on Brenda's website.

Thank you, Brenda, for collecting, analyzing, and arraying such helpful information, and thanks to all the romance writers who shared their financial information with Brenda!


  1. Ver-r-r-r-r-y interesting. Did you just think of that guy on Laugh-In? Seriously, though, that was an interesting read. Kinda wish I had a few romantic writing bones in my body...

  2. I'm almost scared to look to see how much they make--it might be really good news or not so much. :) Margo

  3. Wow! I'm really impressed that writers would share this kind of info.....even anonymously! And I agree with Cathy C. Hall....wish I could whip out some romance novels!!

  4. Hey Cathy,
    Verry interesting. Laugh-In. Does that bring back memories. Artie Johnson, Goldie Hahn, Rowan and Martin. Who else? Maybe that's why I don't write romances; I'm too easily distracted.

    Hi Margo,
    Some good news, some not so much, some surprising.

    Yeah. I heard romance writers are very generous when it comes to helping one another's careers. Guess this is proof of that.


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