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How authors get paid

It’s reasonable to assume that authors want to be compensated for their time and talent when they create course materials. In general, there are three ways that authors of openly licensed materials can get paid for their work:

Creating course materials from scratch is a lot of work and in many cases the funding options listed above will provide an honorarium rather than a robust hourly wage. Here are a few suggestions to lighten the load and help the project feel worthwhile: