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Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer to headline virtual Writers' Weekend

Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, will be the keynote speaker at the virtual Writers' Weekend, a four-day conference that will now be live streamed from 9th-12th July.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-15 23:55:15 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Finds Writers Are Losing Significant Income

A survey by the Authors Guild of its members found a majority of authors had already lost significant income due to the ongoing pandemic, led by lost fees from appearances and writing opportunities. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Ghost Writer: An Author Imagines a Letter From Her Late Grandmother

“Nobody Will Tell You This but Me,” a memoir by Bess Kalb, traces her family history from the Russian pogroms to the American dream. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-03-17 09:00:08 UTC ]
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Publishers and writers welcome release of imprisoned Turkish novelist Ahmet Altan

Publishers and authors joined English PEN in welcoming the release of imprisoned Turkish novelist Ahmet Altan after three years detention in a Turkish jail. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-06 13:52:57 UTC ]
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Authors pull out of Bradford writers festival in counter-extremism funding row

A number of writers have pulled out of Bradford festival in protest over funding from a government counter-extremism programme. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-21 10:06:03 UTC ]
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DHA selects 12 authors for under-represented writers open day

David Higham Associates has selected a 12-strong shortlist of authors to attend its second open day for writers from under-represented backgrounds. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-27 13:34:49 UTC ]
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London Library takes on 38 authors for Emerging Writers Programme

The London Library has welcomed 38 authors onto its inaugural Emerging Writers Programme. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Romance author Nora Roberts sues Brazilian writer, claiming plagiarism

Nora Roberts, one of the world's most successful romance novelists, has filed a lawsuit against author Cristiane Serruya, who she claims plagiarized her work, the Associated Press reported. In the lawsuit, filed in Serruya's home country of Brazil, Roberts claimed that Serruya's books are a... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The rise of robot authors: is the writing on the wall for human novelists?

Artificial intelligence can now write fiction and journalism. But does it measure up to George Orwell – and can it report on Brexit?Will androids write novels about electric sheep? The dream, or nightmare, of totally machine-generated prose seemed to have come one step closer with the recent... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New, Larger Authors Guild Survey: Falling Incomes for US Writers

The new Authors Guild survey, larger than in the past and with input from other writing organizations, brings into question how authors are compensated and how the issue is assessed. The post New, Larger Authors Guild Survey: Falling Incomes for US Writers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-01-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Guardian view on modern writers: the myth of the reclusive author | Editorial

These days, most writers cannot afford to live secluded from their public. But when a very private author like Thomas Harris announces a new novel, there’s always special excitementAuthors – at least as far as their relationship with the public goes – fall into several distinct categories. There... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Content From a UK Award for Younger Writers, and a Prize for Authors Over 60

The Sunday Times/PFD prize for writers aged 18 to 35 opens a new resource, while the Paul Torday Prize will honor a debut novelist decades older. The post Content From a UK Award for Younger Writers, and a Prize for Authors Over 60 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Myers, Aw and Mozley among 31 writers honoured with Society of Authors Awards

Tash Aw, Jesse Greengrass and Fiona Mozley are among the 31 winners of the Society of Authors 2018 Authors' Awards. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Much Do Writers Earn? Society of Authors and ALCS Present Talking Points to Publishers

Naming issues on which 'we are in almost complete alignment,' the UK's author-advocacy organization and revenue collection agency lay out talking points to the Publishers Association in an open letter. It's a new call 'to give everyone a bigger share of the pie." The post How Much Do Writers... Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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 questioning of figures unveiled in a recent survey showing writers’ earnings have fallen by 15% in four years, calling them... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Writers and publishers trade blows over plummeting author pay levels

Responding to a survey that found the median author income had dropped to £10,500, Publishers Association said the figures were ‘unrecognisable’The Society of Authors has issued a sharply worded challenge to the UK’s biggest publishers after the chief executive of the Publishers Association... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers are paying writers a pittance, say bestselling authors

Philip Pullman, Antony Beevor and Sally Gardner call for fairer share of profits, as survey shows full-time writers earn below minimum wagePhilip Pullman, Antony Beevor and Sally Gardner are calling on publishers to increase payments to authors, after a survey of more than 5,500 professional... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Romance writer's bid to stop authors from using word 'cocky' fails in court

Self-published author Faleena Hopkins asserted her right to the word, but judge calls attempt to stop other authors using it ‘weak’ Romance writers around the world can breathe a sigh of relief after a US court ruled that they can continue to use the adjective “cocky” in their book titles, after... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Eccles British Library Writer's Award: investing in authors

Catherine Eccles reflects on the history of the Eccles British Library Writer's Award and how it supports authors' careers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Asian American authors join forces to help writer Matthew Salesses, whose wife is battling cancer

Author Matthew Salesses' wife, Cathreen, was diagnosed with cancer in March, not long after the birth of their second child. Now, friends and colleagues in the Asian American writing community are offering literary rewards in a GoFundMe campaign to support the family. Author Margaret Rhee... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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