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

Call for community libraries to be included in PLR payments

With volunteer-run community libraries on the rise, the Society of Authors (SoA) has called for them to finally be included in the Public Lending Right... Read more

SoA launches £5,000 prize for illustrated children’s books

The Society of Authors has launched a £5,000 book prize for ‘quirky’ illustrated books for children aged 0-7. Read more

SoA urges Johnson and Hunt to support authors

The Society of Authors is urging prime ministerial hopefuls Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to support authors and the wider creative industries.  Read more

Pictures of the week

A number of literary prizes were awarded this week, while independent bookshops across the country celebrated Independent Bookshop Week. Read more

Clarke, Antrobus and debut author Youngson triumph at SoA awards

James Clarke, Raymond Antrobus and 70-year-old debut novelist Anne Youngson are among the winners of this year's Society of Authors' Awards, which total £100,000. ... 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

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