An online novelist in China makes some of the highest earnings of any writer in the world as his stories get adapted into a video game, movie and television show
"As far as I know, China’s model — in which fans read daily updates of online novels — has not been replicated in any other country," Zhang Wei says. He started writing and publishing a few thousand Chinese characters a day in 2004, and now he writes as many as 16,000 a day. The business model of licensing out his work has led to Stephen King-level earnings — more than $16 million a year.
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Dec 02, 2016