Ninety budding authors to receive trade tutelage through HC’s Author Academy

HarperCollins affiliate publisher Rose Sandy reveals the details of its new Author Academy, which will give 90 emerging talents guidance as to how the book industry functions. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-15 22:41:09 UTC ]
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Trade rallies to launch emergency hardship funds for authors and booksellers

The trade has pulled together to launch a series of emergency measures to support authors and booksellers affected financially as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-19 17:45:38 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Unveils New Model Trade Book Contract

Using some or all of the clauses in the model contract, the Authors Guild said, will help ensure that writers receive the rights granted them under current U.S. copyright and contract law. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Bola and Seiffert among authors to receive SoA grants

Writers including J J Bola and Rachel Seiffert have been awarded grants by the Society of Authors in its latest round of funding to support works in progress. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-25 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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Aleida and Jan Assmann To Receive the 2018 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

The husband-wife team of Aleida and Jan Assmann, both authors and researchers, are known for their work in "cultural memory" and its contrast in many instances to individual experience and recollection in society. The post Aleida and Jan Assmann To Receive the 2018 Peace Prize of the German Book... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New publisher plans to offer budding authors £24,000 salary

De Montfort Literature will employ an algorithm ‘to identify career novelists’, and hopes to free its writers from second jobsEven the most revered authors held down day jobs, from TS Eliot’s time at Lloyd’s to Walt Whitman’s stint as a government clerk. Now a “successful hedge fund with a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Marian Keyes to fund Curtis Brown scholarship for budding author

Bestselling author Marian Keyes is funding a £2,600 place on Curtis Brown’s online six-month writing course for one “talented writer with limited financial means”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trade figures fundraise for author of 'cult swimming classic'

Members of the book trade are supporting author Charles Sprawson with a fundraising iniative to raise money for care fees, as Vintage prepares to reissue his “cult swimming classic” Haunts of the Black Masseur. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors help crowdfund Cain's book after it received 30 rejections

Authors David Walliams, David Nicholls and S J Watson are among those who have pledged money to crowdfund the publication of journalist Matt Cain’s book after it was rejected more than 30 times by traditional publishers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lib Dems receive surge in support from book trade

The Liberal Democrats have received a surge in support from the book trade ahead of the general election on 8th June thanks to the party’s clear stance against Brexit, according to a survey conducted by The Bookseller. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The UK’s Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer Competition Opens to Trade Authors and Indies

A rarity among major prize programs, the Young Writer of the Year Award welcomes the entries of work by self-publishing writers as well as trade authors. The post The UK’s Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer Competition Opens to Trade Authors and Indies appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How celebrity deals are shutting children's authors out of their own trade

As Frank Lampard, George Galloway and Cara Delevingne land big-money book deals, established writers look on from the fringes – or turn away altogether Another day, another celebrity announces they are to “pen” a children’s book. Already this week, Jamie Lee Curtis has announced a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trade pays tribute to Morse author Colin Dexter

Figures from across the trade have paid tribute to Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse novels, who died aged 86, at his home in Oxford. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cooking 101: Cookbook Authors Offer Tricks of the Trade

Five cookbook authors offer tips for novice cooks, discuss their favorite kitchen tools, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trade Show Notes: London Book Fair Hosts Fair Use Debate; BookExpo Announces Author-Speakers

The London Book Fair announces a debate on fair use and copyright. And BookExpo announces Stephen King will speak at the Author Breakfast. The post Trade Show Notes: London Book Fair Hosts Fair Use Debate; BookExpo Announces Author-Speakers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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JK Rowling posts letters of rejection on Twitter to help budding authors

Harry Potter writer shares publishers’ brush-offs for first Robert Galbraith novel in attempt to to inspire other authorsThe Harry Potter author JK Rowling has shared some withering rebuffs publishers sent to her alter ego Robert Galbraith, in an effort to comfort aspiring authors.Rowling posted... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-03-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors to receive payouts following PLR miscalculation

More than 20,000 authors are to receive a share of the £264,000 payout from libraries body Public Lending Right following an error in the calculation of PLR annual figures. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Academic Book Week: trade and academy join for seven days of debate and discussion

Debate about the future of the academic book will rage across the UK this week, with widespread support among publishers, academics, booksellers and librarians for the first Academic Book Week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Navid Kermani Receives Peace Prize from German Book Trade

Navid Kermani, whose work explores Islam, the Middle East, and Christian-Muslim dialogue, was awarded the 2015 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. The post Navid Kermani Receives Peace Prize from German Book Trade appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-10-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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