A Writer’s Diary: Virginia Woolf on earning from books

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26 January 1930

When we made up our six months accounts, we found I had made about £3020 last year – the salary of a civil servant; a surprise to me, who was content with £200 for so many years. But I shall drop very heavily I think. The Waves won’t sell more than 2,000 copies.

– Virginia Woolf 


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