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“Even after becoming a №1 bestseller and having all these translation deals,” Xiran Jay Zhao said in their video above, “I have not seen any money from IRON WIDOW beyond the first three of five payments my initial small advance was split into. If I didn’t have my YouTube earnings, I would have been struggling with my finances all pandemic — despite knowing my book was going to be a hit towards the end.”


AND NOW I’ll update you on my ongoing attempts to win tastemakers’ favor, so I can sign a terrible contract, so I can get a (hopefully decent-sized) book deal, so my standard of living can increment upwards for a little while, but not significantly change!



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Ty Schalter

Ty Schalter

Professional writer & talker (@FiveThirtyEight, etc.). Sports things & nerd stuff. Rather cleverer than most men; mistakes correspondingly huger. He/him.