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

SoA launches fundraising drive as money for Covid-hit writers runs low

The Society of Authors is launching a fundraising drive to help top up its Authors’ Contingency Fund, ensuring it can continue to offer hardship grants to authors as the... Read more

Society of Authors gives £185,000 in grants to writers

The Society of Authors (SoA) had awarded grants totalling £185,000 to writers including Derek Owusu and John Mapanje for their works in progress. Read more

SoA and ALCS join creative industry submission to Commons Covid-19 inquiry

The Society of Authors and The Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society have joined calls for a UK Creators’ Council to help inform future policy making and are backing a "specific, flexible" Department for Digital, Culture, Media (DCMS) Recovery Plan... Read more

Most authors' incomes taking a hit, SoA's second poll suggests

The proportion of authors reporting a drop in income since the coronavirus pandemic began has increased, with almost 60% now seeing a decline in their income following the outbreak according... Read more

Agents warn publishers to 'think carefully' on delaying author payments

“Many” requests have been made by publishers about the possibility of delaying payments to authors to help improve cashflow in the difficult circumstances caused by... Read more

Self-employed creatives 'cannot wait three months to be paid', government warned

The Creative Industries Federation has said interim relief for self-employed workers from the government must be made "immediately accessible" as "a matter of urgency", ahead of... Read more

Samaritans joins with SoA on guidance for writers on depicting self-harm

Samaritans and the Society of Authors have collaborated on a set of guidelines for authors to think about when writing about self-harm or suicide, either... Read more

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