The book publishing pyramid

It appears that writers form the lowest paid part of the book publishing industry. Below charts illustrate average earnings of literary translators in Europe, who, at 16 – 31 Euros (20$ – 40$) per page, receive higher remuneration than the authors of the original work. Thus the publishing pyramid looks as follows:

Publisher

Translator

Author




Source (pdf): Comparative Income of Literary Translators in Europe http://www.ceatl.eu/docs/surveyuk.pdf

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