I’m a full-time independent author who writes contemporary romance. I make a comfortable living being a writer and I love my job. That said, one of the downsides of being a full-time author is the fact that the moment you have finished one book, you barely have time to pat yourself on the back before you’re starting the next one.

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Part of this is me, part of this is the economy and reality of publishing these days. It is very much a conveyor belt of production.

So, when I finished a novel over the Easter weekend and sent it off…

Struggling to read in COVID-19 society
Struggling to read in COVID-19 society

I’m a member of a number of writing groups, both craft and marketing, and the overwhelming message lately is that sales are down and people just aren’t reading like they used to. I’ll caveat quickly, that this isn’t true for everyone, some authors are reporting no difference at all. But many, including myself, are seeing stark declines in sales and read rates.

When this crisis first started, there was a feeling among some authors that many people would be spending a couple of weeks in their homes with plenty of time to get on with some reading. It was a…

A.E. Radley

I’m an award-winning author of LGBTQ books with a background in marketing. www.aeradley.com

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