An author is broadly defined as "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created.
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... and Yale Law School professor David Gelernter, Yale University professor, noted author, painter and computer scientist Boone Guyton, businessman, author and WWII test pilot who flew the F4U Corsair and Vought V ...
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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 ...
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... 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 ...
More definitions of "author":
- (noun): Writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay).
Famous quotes containing the word author:
“Have we any control over being born?, my friend asked in despair. No, the job is done for us while were sleeping, so to speak, and when we wake up everything is all set. We merely appear, like an ornate celebrity wheeled out in a wheelchair. I dont remember, my friend claimed. No need to, I said: what need have us free-loaders for any special alertness? Were done for.”
—Marvin Cohen, U.S. author and humorist. The Self-Devoted Friend, New Directions (1967)
“Certain books seem to have been written not for the purpose that we learn something from them but that we know that the author was a knowledgeable person.”
—Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (17491832)
“There exist few things more tedious than a discussion of general ideas inflicted by author or reader upon a work of fiction.”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)