Aug 13, 2013 @ 12:26:00 am
It’s getting harder and harder for longform journalists to support themselves writing, especially now that big media outlets are tweaking staff writer contracts to make sure that if articles get optioned for movies, magazines get a portion of the payout. This is why Joshuas Bearman and Davis have started Epic, “a kind of online literary platform that will commission and publish big, nonfiction narratives that might also make good movies.” The idea is that the money made over "the entire life" of an article—"magazine fees, sales on Audible.com and Amazon Kindle Singles, ancillary film and television rights"—will go right back in to funding longform journalism.
E.L. James topped the list of the world’s highest-earning writers this year with an income of $95 million, followed by James Patterson, Suzanne Collins, and
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