UNLESS you are extremely lucky there is very little financial reward attached to being a writer.
In Australia the average annual income of a full-time writer is currently $12,900, well below the poverty line in our money driven society.
In Papua New Guinea, it’s fair to say writers’ incomes are not far above zero. That doesn’t help Papua New Guinean literature.
This is one of the hardest truths to convey to new writers when they approach Pukpuk Publications for help in getting their books to market.