An Author’s Economics

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How much does it cost to write a book? Kevin Sampsell, author of This is Between Us and A Common Pornography, opens up to The Portland Mercury about how much he actually earned from his books — or rather, how little.


Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →