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

Writers' groups reveal increasing demand for hardship grants

Authors' organisations have revealed an “ever-increasing” demand on financial hardship grants, with new applications to the Royal Literary Fund up a third in four years.... Read more

New prize for 60+ debut novelists honours Paul Torday

The Society of Authors has launched a new prize for debut novelists over the age of 60: The Paul Torday Memorial Prize. Read more

'Extraordinary' Eyewear contracts 'interfere with poets' civil rights'

Independent press Eyewear Publishing has drawn criticism from the Society of Authors over its treatment of poets, including contracts “constituting an unwarranted interference with their... Read more

Authors' fury at website offering free book downloads

Authors including Philip Pullman, Robin Stevens and Maz Evans have reacted angrily to a new website offering free illegal downloads of their books. 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

Mozley, Gekoski and Myers shortlisted for SoA awards

Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novelist Fiona Mozley has scooped a nomination for the Society of Authors awards, as the shortlists are shared for the first time in... Read more

SoA calls for tax relief on new skills training for authors

The Society of Authors is calling for tax relief to be extended to writers undertaking training for new skills in response to a government consultation. ... Read more

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