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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UK Book Industry: Society of Authors’ Hardship Fund Renews Appeal for Donations

The UK's authors' union opens a new push for grassroots funding of small emergency grants needed by authors in the pandemic. The post UK Book Industry: Society of Authors’ Hardship Fund Renews Appeal for Donations appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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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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Inside 'The Wire': How one author tracked down the details behind the monumental Baltimore TV show

You will not read many author interviews or book reviews on this blog unless a book is something special. Jonathan Abrams’ “All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire” is something special. Abrams, a senior writer who who covers the NBA for Bleacher Report, is a superb sports reporter.... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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Authors call for boycott of festivals that do not pay

Joanne Harris and Linda Grant among signatories of letter saying authors have been giving services for free for too longThe fight to ensure literary festivals pay authors appearing at their events has gained momentum after a number of prominent writers, including Linda Grant, Denisa Mina, Joanne... Continue reading at The Guardian

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A TV Talk Show Appearance That Can Change an Author’s Future

Seth Meyers on Late Night, a US TV talk show, has embraced interviewing novelists and the result is often a boost in book sales following broadcast. The post A TV Talk Show Appearance That Can Change an Author’s Future appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Authors Guild and Society of Authors Allege Copyright Infringement by the Internet Archive

In a copyright flare-up, California's Internet Archive finds itself on the wrong side of the English-speaking world's two largest author trade organizations. The post Authors Guild and Society of Authors Allege Copyright Infringement by the Internet Archive appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-01-18 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

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Fall Regional Bookselling Shows 2015: Adult Authors Appearing at the 2015 Regional Bookselling Trade Shows

Here is a selection of some of the hundreds of authors who will be at this season’s regional shows. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Fall Regional Bookselling Shows 2015: Children’s Authors Appearing at the 2015 Regional Bookselling Trade Shows

A selection of some of the hundreds of children's book authors who will be at this season’s regional shows. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Authors Guild Issues Call to MacAdam Cage Authors

The Authors Guild is offering legal assistance to any MacAdam Cage author who wishes to mount a legal challenge to the agreement giving control of their ebook rights to MP Publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Publishers and authors show support for Tsitsi Dangarembga

A growing number of publishers and prominent authors have added their voices of support for Booker Prize-shortlisted author Tsitsi Dangarembga, who was arrested in Harare in July.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Octopus pays tribute to author and 'design visionary' Sir Terence Conran

Octopus has paid tribute to British designer, retailer and restaurateur Sir Terence Conran, who died aged 88 over the weekend. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Indebted rural council asked to help pay for News Corp 'bush summit', documents show

The Daily Telegraph and Sky News summit was designed to help reinvigorate rural towns but some councillors unhappy they were asked to help fund itThe Daily Telegraph and Sky News asked the Snowy Monaro regional council for $15,000 in cash and services to help pay for the newspaper’s “bush... Continue reading at The Guardian

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US Publishers, Authors, Booksellers Call Out Amazon’s ‘Concentrated Power’ in the Book Market

American professional associations for authors, publishers, and booksellers write to the House subcommittee on antitrust issues about Amazon. The post US Publishers, Authors, Booksellers Call Out Amazon’s ‘Concentrated Power’ in the Book Market appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Bertrams has just £600k to pay £25m debts, statement shows

The collapsed wholesaler Bertrams has just £600,000 to pay debts to publishers, a “statement of affairs” published on Companies House this week shows. The statement reveals 2,500 trade creditors are owed a total of £25m. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Society of Authors gives £185,000 in grants to writers

The Society of Authors (SoA) had awarded grants totalling £185,000 to writers including Derek Owusu and John Mapanje for their works in progress. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Authors call for Nicholson's reinstatement in honorary Booker Prize role

A number of high-profile writers, including Susan Hill, Francis Wheen, Trezza Azzopardi, Jane Harris, Allison Pearson, Justin Hill and Joolz Denby, have joined the signatories to an open letter to the Booker Prize Foundation calling on the body to apologise to former honorary vice-president... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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While offensive TV shows get pulled, problematic books are still inspiring debate and conversation

A look at how people have engaged with “Huck Finn” and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” over time offers a snapshot of who we were and are. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Snoop Dogg to make 'hood TV show' adapting Joe Ide's IQ series

Snoop Dogg is producing the TV adaptation for Joe Ide's IQ detective series, after TV rights were initially snapped up in a seven-way bidding war by Alcon. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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