Tagged: Nicola Solomon

Government extends PLR to e-books and e-audiobooks

The government is expanding the Public Lending Right (PLR) to include e-books and e-audiobooks, meaning their authors will be eligible for payment in the same way as those whose... Read more

Authors fear accusations of cultural appropriation, forum hears

Cries of cultural appropriation could be dissuading authors from publishing books that reflect BAME audiences, the Westminster Media Forum has heard.... Read more

Authors concerned over 'triple whammy' tax blow

Recent changes to tax rules pose a “triple whammy” blow to writers, the Society of Authors (SoA) has warned. Read more

Oxford Lit Fest fee 'too low' says SoA

The Society of Authors (SoA) has welcomed the Oxford Literary Festival's U-turn decision to pay writers to participate - but called the £150 fee on... Read more

Authors question deep discounts as SoA calls for greater contract transparency

The Society of Authors (SoA) has called on publishers to give authors “the right to say no” to high-discounting practices as part of its campaign... Read more

EC study puts average author earnings at £12,500

The Society of Authors is pushing its case for "fairer" contracts in the wake of a newly released European Commission study which found writers in Europe... Read more

SoA and English PEN welcome prospect of libel reform in N.I

English PEN and the Society of Authors have welcomed a new report on defamation law in Northern Ireland recommending that Northern Irish law should emulate that of... Read more

Author earnings could be hit by Brexit

Author earnings could be hit in the wake of Brexit following the erosion of exclusivity rights in Europe, the Society of Authors and literary agents... Read more

Authors to receive payouts following PLR miscalculation

More than 20,000 authors are to receive a share of the £264,000 payout from libraries body Public Lending Right following an error in the calculation... Read more

SoA seeks new law to protect authors

The Society of Authors is lobbying the government to introduce a new law to protect authors' and creators' contracts. Read more

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