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An Author's Record Remuneration

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The Leeds Mercury (10 march 1903, p. 4)
The St. James's Gazette
(10 march 1903, p. 18)

An Author's Record Remuneration is an article first published in The Leeds Mercury on 10 march 1903.


An Author's Record Remuneration

Sir Conan Doyle has just entered into a contract by which he will receive the largest sum that has ever been paid to any author for his work. An American and an English magazine have jointly agreed to pay him £1,800 each for twelve stories of ten thousand words each. This is payment at the rate of £180 per thousand words. No other author receives more than £50 pr thousand words. So that from the rate of payment now agreed to be made to Sir Conan Doyle, some appreciation of the popularity of his work can be gained.