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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

ALCS Educational Writers' Award shortlist revealed

Titles exploring climate change, expressing difficult emotions and exploring the wonders of the scientific world have been shortlisted this year for the Society of Authors... Read more

ALCS has record year with £40m raised for writers

The Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS) has collected a record amount of £40m in one year for creators from across the world.  ... Read more

'World first' scheme sees authors rewarded for used book sales

A new collaboration between online retailers and writers' organisations will pay authors on used book sales in what organisers say is “a world first”. ... Read more

ALCS launches quiz for Westminster audience

The Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS) has launched an interactive quiz aimed at MPs, to highlight the roles authors have played over the past... Read more

Black History Matters scoops 2020 ALCS Educational Writers' Award

Black History Matters: The Story of Black History, From African Kingdoms to Black Lives Matter by historian Robin Walker has been crowned the winner of the 2020 ALCS... 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

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