An anonymous patron would like to share with us this article from Salon.com; however, it requires a paid subscription to read it. For those that can, go for it. For the rest of us, here's a snippet from the free part:
"By the end of this story I will have broken the most sacred rules of modern authordom. I'll tell you how much my publishers have paid me for the books I've written. I'll tell you how many copies each of those books has sold. I'll share with you some of the secrets, lies and euphemisms told to me by my publishers, editors, publicists and agents in their efforts to comfort, pacify and motivate me, and I'll share some of the salient facts that make those secrets, lies and euphemisms such common industry currency."