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The shock of the fall

What do authors really earn? Public perception tends to veer between polarised clichés: you’re either a bestseller courting Hollywood or an impoverished artiste. But what’s... Read more

Raise PLR and scrap audiobook tax, ALCS urges chancellor

The Author's Licensing and Collecting Society has written to the chancellor Rishi Sunak to urge an increase in funding for Public Lending Right, and to... Read more

ALCS backs select committee call for freelancer support and Creators Council

Calls by a select committee for freelancer support and creation of a “Creators Council” to help the cultural sector rebound from the coronavirus crisis have been... Read more

ALCS calls urgent meeting with Morgan as government stalls EU copyright law

The Society of Authors and the Authors; Licensing & Collecting Society have expressed disappointment at the government's decision not to implement an EU law on copyright, intended to... Read more

APWG calls for immediate action to reverse 'steep decline' in writers' incomes

​The All Party Parliamentary Writers Group (APWG) has called for "immediate action to reverse steep decline in writers’ incomes", following its investigation into author earnings. ... Read more

Senker wins educational writing award for refugee title

Cath Senker has won this year’s £2,000 Educational Writers’ Award for her book about refugees and mass migration. Read more

APWG to 'expand scope' of author earnings investigation

The All Party Writers Group (APWG) has delayed the report divulging the results of its authors' earnings inquiry until June 2019 to "expand the scope"... Read more

HCG dominates educational prize shortlist

Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) imprints dominate the shortlist for this year’s Educational Writers’ Award, accounting for four out of the five books on the list.... Read more

Writers bodies defend author earning figures as 'incontrovertible'

The Society of Authors (SoA) and the Authors Licensing and Collection Society (ALCS) have written an open letter taking issue with the Publishers Association’s... Read more

ALCS survey finds 15% drop in average author earnings since 2013

It is harder than ever for authors to make a living, according to the latest income survey from the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society, which has revealed writers' average... Read more

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