The Australia Council has released a summary of the 2022 National Survey of Australian Book Authors, which provides valuable insights into the conditions faced by authors.

Australia Council for the Arts,
29 November 2022, Australia

The survey was conducted by Paul Crosby, David Throsby and Jan Zwar from Macquarie University and supported by funding from the Australia Council and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.It examines how authors have fared and responded to industry changes since the previous survey in 2015, including changes brought about by COVID-19, and shows that despite a modest increase, authors still struggle to earn an income from writing that comes close to earnings for other professions. More information is available on the Australia Council website, including the Australia Council summary and full report.