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25 April 2016

The Government has extended by only three months the transition period for compliance with the Section 52 changes to copyright, which involve the copyright duration of 3D objects as well as 2D representations of them.

15 April 2015

The shortlist for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize, announced on Wednesday 13 April, is a great reminder of the wonderful breadth and variety of translated fiction available to readers today. The £50,000 prize is split equally between author and translator, a welcome recognition of the importance of translators’ work.

15 April 2016

The SoA is pleased at the news that the All Party Parliamentary Group on Publishing is launching an investigation into how best to reap the benefits of the UK’s strong publishing industry. However, it is essential that the role of authors is not overlooked.

11 April 2016

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has voted to include school libraries in Ofsted inspections. The SoA has long pressed for this move as a way to boost literacy and encourage reading for pleasure.

1 April 2016

Changes to tax credits for the self-employed will have a serious impact on some authors. New eligibility criteria make it more difficult to claim and we urge everyone to sign the petition: ‘Relax working tax credit claim criteria for self-employed freelancers, artisans’.

30 March 2016

We are sorry to announce that the Chair, William Horwood, has stepped down from his position on the Management Committee for personal reasons. The Committee has elected David Donachie to replace him as Chair with immediate effect.

24 March 2016

We welcome the publication of the Government’s White Paper on Culture, the first in over 50 years. The SoA was one of the bodies which contributed to the consultation.

24 March 2016

The 2016 Sunday Times/ Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year award is open for entry until 1 May 2016.

 

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