Friday, July 15, 2005

"Not All Of Us Are Rowling In It"

One hard-up group of literary toilers said "Huh?" when the bookshop chain Waterstone's waxed lyrical this week about how the Harry Potter phenomenon had helped to make their fortunes.

The group was JK Rowling's fellow children's authors, a third of whom earn less than the national minimum wage of £8,827 a year. And yesterday they published a survey of their own, claiming that some work for about 2p an hour.

Their survey, headed Not All Of Us Are Rowling In It, is released as talk of mega-million incomes was being bandied about in the build-up to Saturday's publication of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
More from John Ezard in The Guardian.

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