The British government’s YouGov poll on which are the most desirable jobs,prompted several articles in the newspapers from authors.
Chas Newkey-Burdon discusses the reality of being a writer in this article from The Daily Telegraph :
In the last few months,since I’ve been chasing a traditional publishing deal,I’ve come across two rather startling,not to say depressing,statistics about the process of getting one’s work known.
It’s said that out of 1,000 submissions made to a literary agent or publisher,only one will be given any serious consideration.
Mirroring this figure,out of 1,000 downloads of an ebook on Amazon only one review will be made by a reader.
I keep saying it,but being a writer is tough !