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Myers and SoA condemn pressure on authors to 'perform'

Award-winning author Benjamin Myers and the Society of Authors (SoA) have criticised the pressure on writers to become “personalities” rather than be judged on their work as literary events increase. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-09 07:55:03 UTC ]
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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 rise in complaints from members. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA calls on ACE to increase diversity in the arts and secure libraries' future

The Society of Authors (SoA) has responded to Arts Council England’s consultation on its future strategy, saying it would like ACE to do more to increase diversity in the arts, secure the future of the library service and ensure that young people from all backgrounds can engage in cultural activity. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors criticise YouTube's rallying cry against Article 13

The Society of Authors (SoA) and a number of writers have criticised YouTube for emailing its users saying Article 13 would prevent them from uploading videos onto online platforms. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA announces death of committee member Eric Clark

The Society of Authors (SoA) has expressed its sadness over the death over committee member, writer and author Eric Clark. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ofsted plans for new inspection framework welcomed by SoA

The Society of Authors (SoA) has welcomed proposals from Ofsted to place less emphasis on exams, saying the move would encourage more schools to take up creative subjects. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British and Irish Writers Condemn No-Deal Brexit

The Society of Authors (SoA) and The Irish Writers' Union have released a joint statement warning of the impact of a no-deal Brexit on publishing and literature in the two countries. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-27 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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'New era' as SoA moves to Bloomsbury

The Society of Authors (SoA) is moving from South Kensington back to Bloomsbury in London, "to usher in a new era". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA calls on next government to offer 'more than just words' to support authors

The Society of Authors (SoA) is calling on the next government to offer "more than just words" to help support British authors and the culture sector. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors concerned over 'triple whammy' tax blow

Recent changes to tax rules pose a “triple whammy” blow to writers, the Society of Authors (SoA) has warned. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors question deep discounts as SoA calls for greater contract transparency

The Society of Authors (SoA) has called on publishers to give authors “the right to say no” to high-discounting practices as part of its campaign for fairer, more transparent contracts. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Gaiman, Rankin and Waters join SoA council

Authors including Joanne Harris, Malorie Blackman and Neil Gaiman have joined the council of the Society of Authors (SoA). Other new members are Roger McGough, Ian Rankin, Anne Sebba and Sarah Waters. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Politicians vie for author votes at lively hustings

Copyright, fair contracts for authors, and libraries were among the points addressed by politicians at a hustings hosted by the Society of Authors (SoA) and the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) last night (24th March). The event saw writers given the opportunity to question... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Educational Writers Awards 2014 shortlist revealed

Four “outstanding examples of non-fiction books” make up the shortlist for the 2014 Educational Writers’ Award. The award, run by the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and the Society of Authors (SoA), celebrates educational writing that “inspires creativity and encourages... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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