Nanowork for nanodollars

Perhaps it’s the new economic reality, or perhaps it’s true that academics are not motivated by money, but the recent offer of a $300 nanotech encyclopedia in exchange for a 10,000 word contribution isn’t the most attractive offer I’ve seen this year.

I make that $0.03 per word which would be an insult to most jobbing wordsmiths. Smaller contributions are rewarded with a book token.

Comments 2

  1. Andrew Maynard

    That’s pretty lousy remuneration, especially as there isn’t too much kudos in being a contributor to a book – it underlines why most academics think writing book chapters is a mugs game, and only worth while when they really believe in the publication being up together.

    I have btw partaken in far worse deals – sadly!

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