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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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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Rankin and McDermid urge halt to Scottish arts cuts

Leading Scottish writers including Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Denise Mina have called on the Scottish government to halt potentially "devastating" cuts to arts and literature for "the good of everyone in Scotland". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's authors sign open letter protesting outcome of school meals vote

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SFF authors are protesting Saudi Arabia’s cynical bid to host the 2022 WorldCon.

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[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-29 17:44:32 UTC ]
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Black US authors top New York Times bestseller list as protests continue

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[ The Guardian | 2020-06-11 18:10:43 UTC ]
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Black British authors top UK book charts in wake of BLM protests

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[ The Guardian | 2020-06-10 13:46:40 UTC ]
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Publishers, agents and authors continue to respond to Black Lives Matter protests

Publishers and authors have continued to share reading lists and offers of help following the Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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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Authors urge publishers to 'give space' to mental health

Authors have discussed the importance of perspectives on mental health when considering diversity and inclusion, with Rose Cartwright revealing she walked away from a traditional publishing deal for fear of being “compromised”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-26 00:58:31 UTC ]
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Scottish schools tour for YA author Non Pratt

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[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-14 17:17:47 UTC ]
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Picador snaps up Scottish author Armstrong's 'blistering' debut

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Powell’s employees protested a reading by the author of The Red Pill.

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[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-17 18:00:11 UTC ]
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Antrobus and debut author Youngson triumph at SoA awards

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[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-17 02:12:28 UTC ]
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Scottish Book Trade conference calls for cultural change as Brexit looms

The cloud of Brexit hung over the Scottish Book Trade conference, although the mood of the day was one of optimism and resilience. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Newman and Coe urge readers to turn to high street after stock delays at 'Scrooge' Amazon

Authors Cathy Newman and Jonathan Coe have urged customers to take their business to the high street this Christmas season after suffering stock shortages of their titles on Amazon.co.uk. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors protest as children's books account for 7% of Christmas newspaper coverage

Authors and critics have called for newspapers to increase the space they allow for children’s book reviews after only 7% of the titles chosen for newspapers’ books of the year round-ups were for kids. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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