Originally Posted by HarryT
I don't mean to be impolite, but is there any reason why Mr. Beagle can't go out and get a job, like the rest of us have to, if he needs money?
I think in this case he may have been looking after a very ill relative, from memory.
The question more is here is why wouldn't an author in this situation with an extensive body of work actually be selling it? (taking into account who owns it, etc.)
He's certainly not the only one, of course.