Author earnings could be hit by Brexit

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 have warned.

Society of Authors chief executive Nicola Solomon said the prospect of losing exclusivity for English-language rights deals in Europe was "a major concern” that could affect sales and see publishing advances plunge.

Solomon told The Bookseller: "If exclusivity in Europe were affected, that would be a major concern which could impact on sales. However, most such agreements are contractual, rather than dictated by Common Market fre...

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