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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Chaim Topol - Author
... Topol is also an illustrator, responsible for drawings in several books, including A Treasury of Jewish humour. ...
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
... Circuit 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 ...
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 ...
Bismarck, North Dakota - Notable People
... 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 ...

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:

    Whatever an author puts between the two covers of his book is public property; whatever of himself he does not put there is his private property, as much as if he had never written a word.
    Gail Hamilton (1833–1896)

    In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.
    Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)

    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)