Tagged: Society of Authors

Beware the special sale

In an open letter, chief executive of the Society of Authors Nicola Solomon urges publishers to adhere to a seven-step plan to ensure that special... Read more

Listen and earn

Daniel Hahn on why contract terms for authors need to change. Read more

Author support

In a world where advances and royalty cheques are dwindling, it is worth remembering there are other sources of funds that authors may be able... Read more

Morris and 81-year-old debut novelist shortlisted for SoA awards

Bestselling author Heather Morris and 81-year-old debut novelist Norma MacMaster have been shortlisted for the Society of Authors' Awards.  Read more

Diversity warning as full ALCS author earnings survey published

The full Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) report on author earnings for 2017 found that only 28% of respondents make their living from writing... Read more

SoA Awards prize money hits £100,000 as Longford shortlist revealed

The prize money for this year’s Society of Authors’ Awards will exceed £100,000 for the first time, say organisers, as the  Elizabeth Longford Prize shortlist... Read more

Pullman and SoA call on government to tackle online book piracy

Society of Authors president Philip Pullman and 32 other leading writers have called on the government to tackle “the blight” of online book piracy. Read more

Joanne Harris calls on publishers to take online pirates to court

Joanne Harris has called on publishers to haul online pirates through the courts and set a legal precedent after authors rallied against website Ebooks Bike... Read more

Publishers and chief executives respond to class survey findings

Following the sobering statistics uncovered by The Bookseller's survey into class barriers in the books trade the industry has shared its efforts to redress the... Read more

Society of Authors renews calls for TV shows to pay authors

The Society of Authors (SoA) has renewed its calls for TV companies to pay and credit historians and authors for their research work after a... Read more

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