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  • He is an author with a hot book, so it follows he makes lots of money, right?

    As a rough calculation, figure the author earns $25 or $30 per page. (That's likely a little low, as far as median figures go, but it has a nice averagey feel otherwise.) A good author can produce four finished, well-edited pages per day. Figure in the time spent proofreading after delivering the final manuscript as well as the time between advance payments and royalty payments too.

    It takes a supremely popular technical book to earn the author enough to buy a nice yacht. I can only think of a handful of those.