How much does the average amateur author earn?

I am considering becoming an author/writer. I read allot and would like to be on the other side of books as well. I am aware it is not a well paid job, but wondered how much I could expect.

Asked By: Sean - 6/26/2009
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Sean, by it's very definition, being an amateur anything pays nothing... More
Answered By: ~ Dix ~ - 6/26/2009
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Depends on how popular your books are. Ex: JKR makes millions because her series are popular. Author you havent heard of makes little to no money, because no one is buying their books.
Answered By: Rapidly Spiraling Out of Control - 6/26/2009
Practically nothing. Most authors do not make a living through writing. Most have to keep other jobs to survive, or have spouses with decent paying jobs.
Answered By: CaptDare - 6/26/2009
Average, amateur, and author do not belong in the same sentence my friend... More
Answered By: KK - 6/26/2009
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