Michael Stackpole argues that literary authors shouldn’t let themselves get pinched by the shift to ebooks. There’s also a salient bit about trying to make money:
No author is owed a living. We’re not entitled to do what we’re doing and get supported because of it. It’s a business. If I can’t turn a profit at writing, the IRS will label my business a hobby and I won’t be able to deduct expenses.
He works as a waiter – with a ‘diffident, upper crust accent’ – during his down periods.