What is author?

  • (noun): Someone who originates or causes or initiates something.
    Synonyms: generator, source
    See also — Additional definitions below

Author

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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... Bibb, Hollywood actress and former model Paula Broadwell, a bestselling author and extramarital partner of David Petraeus ... slotback Jack Dunham, 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 ...
Chaim Topol - Author
... Topol is also an illustrator, responsible for drawings in several books, including A Treasury of Jewish humour. ...
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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 ...
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... Law School professor David Gelernter, Yale University professor, noted author, painter and computer scientist Boone Guyton, businessman, author and WWII ...

More definitions of "author":

  • (verb): Be the author of.
    Example: "She authored this play"
  • (noun): Writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay).
    Synonyms: writer

Famous quotes containing the word author:

    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)

    What I like in a good author isn’t what he says, but what he whispers.
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946)

    The author of these words,
    Whose lifelong unconcern
    Has been with flocks and herds
    For what they didn’t earn.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)