When publishers get paid, the writers should be paid

Some of us write for the sake of being read or performed. Some of us don’t expect to make money writing. But if you expect writers to create content for you, you should pay them fairly. This means you don’t go making money on their work without compensating them.

I understand the writers’ union is asking for a percentage of net. They should have a percentage of gross.

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One Response to “When publishers get paid, the writers should be paid”

  1. fairlane Says:

    It’s a sham the way things are set up. The writer is the one who comes up with the story, be it a sitcom or movie, and unless they’re Stephen King, they get shafted.

    The funny thing is, I was just reading how the star on that show about the Doctor (“House,” I think?) is paid 300 grand per episode. For what?


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