IS IT TRUE THAT AUTHORS NEED US TO BUY THEIR BOOKS TO CONTINUE CREATING?
Just a few authors can live of copyright fees, only the most famous ones.
A very small
fraction of published books (0.5% in the case of
price of the books is not very hight: 12 euros in the
For most authors, the main sources of income come from activities that generate the prestige of being the author of a book (conferences, press articles...) and from the private or public sponsorship (orders, grants...).
It is not true, then, that the income for the sale of copies is indispensable for cultural creation.