They\’ve four employees and including directors\’ fees they seem to get around £50k each. They certainly swallow near £200k.
That\’s not including doing any research of course. That\’s all in the other £200k they spend elsewhere on getting the research done. Be interesting to know how much of that goes to Ritchie and Nickie and Johnny really.
Oh, and this is just great:
TheUKeditionolTreasurelslondswaslaunchedinJanuary20lL, TheUSeditionwaslaunchedinApril 2011,and
languages: Czech,Chinese,Finnish,French,ltalian,lapanese,Korean,Russian,Spanish. NicholasShaxsondevoted
much of his time in 2011 to researching new materials for these different language editions and revising the first
English language edition for release as a paperback in January 2012 (published by Viking, a Random House imprint).
The dlrectors congratulate Nick on the remarkable critical and sales success earned by lreosurc lslonds.
Now Shaxson is one of those four employees sharing in that near £200k. He\’s living in Zurich so it won\’t be tiny share of it either, not if he\’s going to eat while there.
But here\’s the thing. He\’s spent most of the year (their words) revising a book which has had remarkable sales success. We might even think that he spent the previous year writing it on their dime too.
And yet, and yet, looking at the accounts there doesn\’t seem to be any recognition of the income from that book. The advance (yes, Viking would have paid one) or royalties. So, Shaxson gets £40k a year or whatever to write a book and he also gets the money from the sales of the book?
Blimey, where I can I find a deal as cushy as that?
Oh, and yes, this is all paid for from \”charitable\” or taxpayer funds.