Sunday, 28 February 2010

ALCS

One of the best things about finally getting my first commissions was the idea that I could call myself a professional writer. That's a little sad, I know. But who wouldn't get a kick from taking that significant step.

And part of that, for me, involved getting an IMDB entry. Becoming a "proper" member of the WGGB. And signing up to the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS).

Getting those first little payments through was delightful. I believe I may even have blogged, in the excitement.

But the amazing thing is that the money keeps rolling in. It's still not a fortune, but it's beginning to add up to significant sums of money.

Now, I don't say this to boast about my new-found wealth. I say this because I have been shocked to discover writers who haven't joined. This is money for old rope. It costs not a penny to join. And, if you've ever had anything commissioned for the tellybox, then there's probably a small purse with your name on it waiting to be collected.

Don't delay. Join ALCS today.

4 comments:

drettworlb said...

Thanks for the post, always good to hear someone doing well. I'll look into The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society for sure.

Sally A said...

Shocking there's writers who haven't signed up for it! Absolutely shocking!

;-)

Ahem... thanks Paul!

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