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's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →