Can You Make a Living as a Children's Book Author?

Exploring the Financial Side of Kidlit

If you are like most children’s book writers, I’m guessing you would love your writing work to be your full-time job.

And if you are like most children’s book writers, I’m guessing your books are not making enough money for you to earn a comfortable income.

Whether you are published or pre-published, most children’s writers know, the dream of writing books for kids doesn’t come with fame and fortune.

Now, my reason for wanting to write for children was never motivated by a dream for fame and riches. It was for the pure joy of it, for the chance to write the stories I wished existed when I was a child, and even for my own children today.

But it would certainly be nice if the dream could come with a living wage.

And that has not been the case. At all.

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