Australian author survey 2022

30 April 2022

Australian writers are being invited to participate in the national author survey, an initiative of Macquarie University, the Australia Council for the Arts, and the Copyright Agency. It is seven years since the last such survey which found Australian authors earn on average less than — get ready for it — A$13,000 a year.

This survey will investigate the current experiences of Australian authors in the book industry, and follows on from an earlier survey conducted in 2015, which, among other findings, reported that Australian authors earn on average $12,900 per annum from their creative practice. Their key findings on author income have been instrumental, informing and strengthening the advocacy efforts of the ASA and book creators over the years. The ASA enthusiastically supports the effort to update this data and urges all members to participate.

The survey closes on Friday 27 May 2022.