Reading articles has entered a critical period of reform.

Editor’s note: This article is from the WeChat public account “Connect Insight” (ID: lxinsight).

Author | Bai Yang

Edit | Ye Lili

On the afternoon of September 4, many companies in the online literature industry made their group appearances at the 4th China “Internet Literature +” Conference.

Reading articles, palm fun, tomato reading, rice reading, etc., are all rushing to release performance and planning at this time; the exhibition halls of successful IP such as “Chen Qing Ling” and “Celebrating More Than Years” are crowded to learn Practitioners and fans.

The “2019 China Online Literature Development Report” was also released on the spot. The report shows that in 2019, the market size of the online literature industry reached 20.17 billion yuan, with 19.36 million Chinese online literature authors, of which 4 million were contracted writers, with an average income of 5,133 yuan.

China “Internet Literature+” conference site, source of surging news

The saying “average monthly income of writing online articles is 5000+” quickly spread across social networking sites, triggering complaints from many insiders.

“I’m afraid I’m in a fake online essay circle. As far as I know, more than 90% of online essay authors have a monthly income of no more than 2,000 yuan.” Feng Yi Tianya, author of the starting point Chinese website, mentioned, “Currently reading articles Only 1 billion remuneration is issued a year. If the monthly average is 5,000, that is, the annual average is 60,000, almost 15,000 authors can get this price, which can only account for less than one-tenth of the total 19.36 million authors.”

The “Report” also announced the income echelon: online literature authors’ monthly income below 2,000 yuan/month and no income accounted for 44.6%, and 2,000-5,000 yuan/month accounted for 24.1%.

Fengyi Tianya mentioned that he can basically reach every