What is author?

  • (noun): Writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay).
    Synonyms: writer
    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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Bismarck, North Dakota - Notable People
... and former model Paula Broadwell, a bestselling author and extramarital partner of David Petraeus ... 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 ...
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... 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-173 ...
Chaim Topol - Author
... Topol is also an illustrator, responsible for drawings in several books, including A Treasury of Jewish humour. ...
Tove Jansson - Work - Author
... 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 ...

More definitions of "author":

  • (verb): Be the author of.
    Example: "She authored this play"
  • (noun): Someone who originates or causes or initiates something.
    Synonyms: generator, source

Famous quotes containing the word author:

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

    If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in his judgment of his own works, no less are they in his reader.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)

    Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.
    John Ruskin (1819–1900)