SoA seeks new law to protect authors

The Society of Authors is lobbying the government to introduce a new law to protect authors' and creators' contracts. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Yan Lianke, author of Three Brothers, on Chinese Life, Law, and Literature

Hosts Kate, Eric, and Medaya are joined by renowned Chinese writer Yan Lianke, whose latest book is the memoir Three Brothers, about his childhood growing up during the Cultural Revolution. Calling in from Beijing, Yan discusses his life as a writer, being banned and censored in his own country... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-08-28 20:55:54 UTC ]
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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 to the Society of Author's latest poll, up over a third from a month ago.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-04 06:12:06 UTC ]
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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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Somali Authorities Shut Down Radio Station City FM, Seek to Question Owner

On December 19, police in Jowhar, the capital of Hirshabelle state, raided the privately owned City FM broadcaster, briefly detained Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-12-23 23:00:13 UTC ]
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SoA calls on government to commit to future EU copyright law

Ahead of Brexit and the imminent General Election, the Society of Authors has called for a commitment from the next government to follow future EU copyright law and the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy, and to remain within Creative Europe or else increase domestic funding for the arts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-21 19:26:00 UTC ]
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SoA urges Johnson and Hunt to support authors

The Society of Authors is urging prime ministerial hopefuls Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to support authors and the wider creative industries.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-26 23:32:54 UTC ]
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Antrobus and debut author Youngson triumph at SoA awards

Raymond Antrobus and 70-year-old debut novelist Anne Youngson are among the winners of this year's £100,000 Society of Authors' Awards.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-17 02:12:28 UTC ]
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Rhode Island ACLU Sues Over Tax Law that Discriminates Against Nonfiction Authors

The suit revolves around a 2013 law designed to help creative workers in the state by offering authors, composers and artists in Rhode Island a sales tax exemption. But in a bizarre twist, the state’s tax officials have ruled that the tax break applies only to authors of fiction, because... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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California campaign watchdog agency seeks law barring use of campaign funds to fight harassment claims

"The Notebook," Nicholas Sparks' novel that sparked the hit 2004 film starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, will be adapted into a musical. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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U.K. Authors Lobby for Brexit Protections

The U.K. Society of Authors has issued a "Brexit Briefing" asking for specific provisions for writers and publishers to be part in the U.K.'s Withdraw Agreement, including copyright protections, favorable export terms, access to E.U. grant funding, and the ability to work in the E.U. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-05 00:00:00 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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SoA challenges publishers to reveal how much they pay authors

The chief executive of the Society of Authors has challenged publishers to reveal how much they pay writers in their annual financial accounts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA grants £140,000 in support of authors' new work

The Society of Authors has distributed more than £140,000 between 61 authors to help support them in the development and completion of new work.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Rooster Bar' author John Grisham sinks his teeth into a juicy target: privately owned, for-profit law schools

'Rooster Bar' author John Grisham sinks his teeth into a juicy target: privately owned, for-profit law schools Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2017-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA urges authors to protest Scottish culture cuts

The Society of Authors is urging its members to protest the proposed cuts to Scottish culture funding. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors suffer from bargaining 'imbalance' says SoA

The Society of Authors has welcomed the Creative Freelancers report, issued this week by the Creative Industries Federation.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Justice at last' for authors as PLR for ebooks passes into law

Joanna Trollope called it "justice at last", as legislation making the UK the first country in the world to extend Public Lending Right (PLR) to include remote loans of ebooks and audiobooks was finally passed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-03 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 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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