Economy and finance experts should, logically, be all stinking rich.xouper wrote: ↑Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:22 am I am often skeptical of books about how to become a bazillionaire, especially trading stocks or crytocurrency, or whatever. If you're so good at trading (or investing), then why aren't you busy doing that instead of wasting your time on the few pennies you will make selling such books. Do you really imagine you can make more money per hour writing a book instead of doing what you claim to be an expert at? And if you can make more money writing a book than trading stocks, then of what value is your advice on stock trading?
I own this writer's manual:
Bought directly from the author (but I see that it's now available through commercial circuits), at a time when its price was indexed on the price of truffles, by weight.
Nice paper, nice classical typography, nice binding, perfect French and an interesting read. Some points he makes about selling one's works have stuck with me:
- apart from two or three scores of famous authors the average income of a writer is roughly that of a cleaning lady;
- 90 % of published texts aren't novels (but technical stuff like bank reports, manuals, &c.) yet 90 % of what publishers get in their mail are novels;
- France didn't publish more books per year in the 20th century than it did in the 19th.