12 - The Finances of a Full-Time Author, with Andrea Stewart

Publishing Rodeo: The Good, The Bad, and the Bloody Ugly by Sunyi Dean

Episode notes
Today we're joined by Andrea Stewart, author of the acclaimed Drowning Empire Trilogy via Orbit. In addition to discussing her long journey to publication and her experience of debuting mid-Covid, Andrea also goes into the practicalities of managing your author finances. We look at how income works out year-by-year at this stage of publishing, talk frankly about the amount of money authors need to survive (versus what they often get), and discuss basic aspects of financial planning: taxes, savings, forming corporations, and so on. Sunyi and Scott also offer some thoughts on the dicey conundrum of whether or not to rely on your partner for financial stability, and the pitfalls of such situations.
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