Why are novelists turning to co-authors?

14 Dec

As authors get older they don’t become as prolific, but there’s still an audience who want to buy their books


Self-PublishBest-selling author Wilbur Smith signed a six-book deal with publisher HarperCollins last week for a reported £15m. But it was also revealed that some of the books are to be written with the help of “carefully selected co-authors”, so how common is it for writers to hire them?

See Related article here 2012’s Highest Paid Authors

Having sold more than 122 million copies of his books, Wilbur Smith is praised as a master storyteller – yet the 79-year-old seemingly cannot keep up with the ever-constant demand for his titles. Read more here.

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