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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... Yale University professor, noted author, painter and computer scientist Boone Guyton, businessman, author and WWII test pilot who flew the F4U Corsair and ...
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 ...
Chaim Topol - Author
... Topol is also an illustrator, responsible for drawings in several books, including A Treasury of Jewish humour. ...
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 ...
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:

    “My author and disposer, what thou biddest
    Unargued I obey; so God ordains,
    God is thy law, thou mine: to know no more
    Is woman’s happiest knowledge and her praise.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic characters as Chekhov has....
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    Can an author with reason complain that he is cramped and shackled if he is not at liberty to publish blasphemy, bawdry, or sedition? all of which are equally prohibited in the freest governments, if they are wise and well-regulated ones.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)