Difference between revisions of "An Author's Record Remuneration"
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Latest revision as of 12:16, 25 April 2019
An Author's Record Remuneration is an article first published in The Leeds Mercury on 10 march 1903.
- in The Leeds Mercury (10 march 1903 [UK])
- in The St. James's Gazette (10 march 1903 [UK]) as Sir A. Conan Doyle's Record Remuneration
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.