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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

Maths book wins 2016 educational writers prize

A children’s book that combines maths and design activities has won this year’s Educational Writers Award. Read more

Oxford Lit Fest u-turns on author payment

The Oxford Literary Festival has changed its mind over paying authors to appear at the event. Read more

Shortlist announced for educational writing award

Books about art, maths and Shakespeare make up the shortlist for the 2016 Educational Writers’ Award, organised by The Society of Authors (SoA) and the... Read more

Donachie succeeds Horwood as SoA chair

Chair of the Society of Authors (SoA), William Horwood, has stepped down from his position on the the Management Committee for "personal reasons".... 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

Horwood becomes SoA's new committee chair

Novelist William Horwood will be the new chair of the Society of Authors' (SoA) Management Committee. Read more

Publishers must set own policies on remote e-lending

Publishers must shape their own policies on allowing their titles to be digitally loaned in libraries, according to Publishers Association c.e.o. Richard Mollet. His comments... Read more

SoA launches Writers as Carers Group

The Society of Authors (SoA) has launched a Writers as Carers Group to coincide with National Carers Week, which begins today (8th June). The group... Read more

Industry goals for the general election

The new government should be stronger on copyright, more supportive of the arts and place more emphasis on libraries, trade figures have told The Bookseller.... Read more

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