Although, the Guardian’s article is speaking of a British fund. This would be a nice idea to set up in America. Even if it only lasted four months. I don’t know how many British authors benefited but I hope many. A little is better than none.
A £330,000 emergency fund for authors is being launched to support those facing “unmanageable” losses from the cancellation of events, book tours and school visits during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Society of Authors, which launched the emergency fund, said that many authors were set to be affected, with some already losing thousands of pounds a day as work is called off.
“The financial challenges facing authors had become acute even before the current health crisis, with an increasing number approaching us for financial support. But now, they’re seeing unmanageable losses,” said chief executive Nicola Solomon. “It was clear that current levels of funding would fail to meet needs.”
Four Months Later:
Support funds for UK authors hit by pandemic are running out.