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#PublishingPaidMe Hashtag is Quite an Eye Opener for this Author

I was rummaging around on Twitter a few days ago when I stumbled on a hashtag that I found alarming. If you’re active on Twitter and you’re a writer, then you might have come across the same hashtag  #publishingpaidme. The hashtag was started by LL McKinney @ElleonWords to expose the inconsistencies (bias) between the advances black and white authors receive. Now, I always thought the amount of an advance depended on the merit of the work and how much of a …

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