An author is broadly defined as "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created.

Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work.

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Bismarck, North Dakota - Notable People
... model Paula Broadwell, a bestselling author and extramarital partner of David Petraeus ... animator, television producer Alec Brownstein, author, director, creator of The Google Job Experiment John Hoeven, 31st Governor of North Dakota, born in Bismarck on March 13, 1957 Clay Jenkinson, columnist ...
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... Law School professor David Gelernter, Yale University professor, noted author, painter and computer scientist Boone Guyton, businessman, author and WWII test ...
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... Jansson is principally known as the author of the Moomin books – stories for children that involve Jansson's creations, the Moomins ...
Author - Compensation
... A standard contract for an author will usually include provision for payment in the form of an advance and royalties ... An author's contract may specify, for example, that they will earn 10% of the retail price of each book sold ... An author's book must earn out their advance before any further royalties are paid ...

Famous quotes containing the word author:

    I’ve gradually risen from lower-class background to lower-class foreground.
    Marvin Cohen, U.S. author and humorist. Baseball the Beautiful, Links Books (1970)

    Reviewers, with some rare exceptions, are a most stupid and malignant race. As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

    An author must be nothing if he do not love truth; a barrister must be nothing if he do.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)