What is author?

  • (verb): Be the author of.
    Example: "She authored this play"
    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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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 ...
Woodbridge, Connecticut - Notable People
... 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 ...
Bismarck, North Dakota - Notable People
... Bibb, Hollywood actress and former 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "author":

  • (noun): Writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay).
    Synonyms: writer
  • (noun): Someone who originates or causes or initiates something.
    Synonyms: generator, source

Famous quotes containing the word author:

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

    I hate the actor and audience business. An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)