Philip Pullman Calls for UK Authors to Be Paid for Digital Library Loans

In the UK, authors are paid by the government when their physical books are borrowed (around 6p per loan), but digital titles are not yet a part of that agreement. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-06-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Pullman calls for UK to adopt EU plans to protect authors' royalties

His Dark Materials author has appealed for EU directive to be introduced in Britain, to block ‘unfair practices that currently prevent authors making a living’His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman has welcomed a “badly need[ed]” new proposal from the European Commission that would protect... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Pullman calls for authors to get fairer share of publisher profits

His Dark Materials author condemns way book industry ‘allows corporate profits to be so high at a time when author earnings are markedly falling’Philip Pullman has called on publishers to stop damaging “the ecology of the book world” and start giving authors a fairer share of the money their... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Pullman argues that authors are being shortchanged on ebook loans

Few people understand the magic of libraries better than Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials, but all is not well when it comes to digital lending. As the soon-to-be president of the Society of Authors, Pullman is leading the charge against publishing houses that may be shortchanging... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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2020 was a great year for at least one thing: digital book loans from public libraries.

If you, like me, could really use some nice library-oriented news right about now, you’re in luck. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the impossibility of going to physical libraries for much of the year, readers borrowed record numbers of ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines from public... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-07 15:34:02 UTC ]
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Authors, Austerity and the UK’s Save Our Libraries Campaign

The UK's Save Our Libraries campaign, spearheaded by librarians and authors, began nearly 10 years ago - but has it achieved its goal of stopping closures? Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-08 10:31:39 UTC ]
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The UK’s Tom Fickling, a ‘Sudden’ Publisher of Philip Pullman

Tom Fickling finds himself the publisher of one of the UK’s most successul authors and a partner of the world’s largest trade book publisher. The post The UK’s Tom Fickling, a ‘Sudden’ Publisher of Philip Pullman appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-07 06:30:54 UTC ]
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Society of Authors Calls on UK Government to Fight Online Book Piracy

'Book piracy threatens authors' livelihoods' according to a new appeal from the Society of Authors to the British government to help protect copyright. The post Society of Authors Calls on UK Government to Fight Online Book Piracy appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK: Specsavers Awards, Based on Sales, Honor Paula Hawkins, Philip Pullman, More

Roughly 60 Specsaver Bestsellers were fêted overnight (January 25) at London's May Fair Hotel, with Nielsen Book determining which titles sold 250,000, 500,000, and 1 million units in 2017. The post UK: Specsavers Awards, Based on Sales, Honor Paula Hawkins, Philip Pullman, More appeared first... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors call for PLR to be applied to remote e-loans

Authors have called for Public Lending Right (PLR) to be extended to all ebook loans from libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bestselling author riles many, calling libraries 'no longer relevant'

British writer Terry Deary, author of the 'Horrible Histories' children's series, says that libraries have 'had their day' and that there is no 'entitlement to read books for free.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries, Tech-Smart Authors, and the Coming Digital Apocalypse

Whatever else can be said about Tools of Change, O’Reilly Media’s traveling road show on publishing and technological change, it seems to come along just when a concentrated dose of discussion—or perhaps muted confrontation—is needed. Over the course of the three-day conference in New York City,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Pullman calls library fight "war against stupidity"

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 24/10/2011 - 09:30 Northern Lights author Philip Pullman has launched an attack on the government's library policy, telling campaigners they were fighting a "war against stupidity", and criticising Brent council for "political bullshit" over... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors calls for moratorium on library closures

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 11/02/2011 - 08:28 An open letter to culture secretary Jeremy Hunt and culture minister Ed Vaizey calling for a halt to library closures after the success of last weekend's protests has been signed by high-profile authors including Sarah... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries Connected calls for 'clear decision' from government on library closures

Libraries Connected is calling on the government to issue "clear" guidance about closing libraries in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, highlighting "it is equally important that library staff are safeguarded during this period". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 08:33:36 UTC ]
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For the Love of Libraries: Four Authors on What Makes Libraries Wonderful

Writer's Digest asked four authors about what libraries mean to them. Here’s what the greats have to say about what makes libraries so great. The post For the Love of Libraries: Four Authors on What Makes Libraries Wonderful by Ericka McIntyre appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-09-23 15:22:30 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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The UK’s Society of Authors Releases Its Shortlists for the Authors’ Awards Slate 2018

With its Authors' Awards not only for younger writers but also one for a first-time novelist older than 40, the Society of Authors releases shortlists for more than £98,000 in literary awards. The post The UK’s Society of Authors Releases Its Shortlists for the Authors’ Awards Slate 2018... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The 2017 Man Booker Prize Fiction Shortlist Includes UK, UK-Pakistani, and US Authors

Called 'a group of novels grown from tradition but also radical and contemporary,' the 2017 Man Booker Prize shortlist of six books is announced in London. The post The 2017 Man Booker Prize Fiction Shortlist Includes UK, UK-Pakistani, and US Authors appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British Library to investigate 'single digital presence’ for public libraries

The British Library is leading an 18-month project to determine the possibility of a single digital presence for UK public libraries, backed by more than £260,000 worth of funding. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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