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Are Royalties Fair? A Publisher Weighs In

The Authors Guild released a chilling report on January 5th showing a drastic decline in author earnings over the last decade. The New York Times article on the report largely blames this decline on Amazon’s dominance of the book marketplace. There’s no getting around the reality of this. Amazon’s share of the market grows each year, and their ability to insist on better terms and increased coop and other fees increases proportionally. Publishers are getting squeezed, and are, in turn, lowering the advances they pay for all but superstar projects.

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Social Media Sensation & Comedy Author James Breakwell

James Breakwell is a comedy writer and father of four girls, best known for his humorous Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn, which has over one million followers and became a viral internet sensation. Buzzfeed dubbed him “The Funniest Dad on Twitter.” Breakwell also writes a parenting column for the IndyStar, where he antagonizes overachieving parents everywhere. His first book, Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, provides practical advice on how to raise happy, healthy children in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. Breakwell followed up with Bare Minimum Parenting: The Ultimate Guide to Not Quite Ruining Your Child, a slacker's guide to raising slackers. Forthcoming from Breakwell is a duology of interactive/guided journals, Prance Like Nobody’s Watching: How to Live Like an Exploding Unicorn (Little Bee Books), containing a mix of his signature tweets and webcomics. Also forthcoming is How to Save Your Child from Ostrich Attacks, Accidental Time Travel, and Anything Else that Might Happen on an Average Tuesday (BenBella Books), moving beyond reanimated corpses to tackle roughly 100 survival challenges parents encounter in their everyday lives, an essential guide for anyone who has children, might have children someday, or is vaguely aware children exist.

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