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26 November 2014

From 1 January, ebooks (and the sale of ‘digital services’ more widely, including broadcasting and telecommunications) will be taxed in the EU country of the buyer, rather than the country from which the item was sold. This means that Amazon, Kobo and Nook, all with headquarters in Luxembourg, can no longer take advantage of that country’s 3% VAT on ebooks.

16 December 2014

The more writers the SoA represents, the stronger our voice. That’s why we’re looking to increase our ranks in 2015. Nothing beats personal recommendations, so we’re asking you to help spread the word.

9 December 2014

BBC Radio 4 launches Opening Lines 2015, the annual new writing series which gives emerging short story writers their radio debut.

28 November 2014

Acclaimed crime writer, and former President of the SoA, PD James died on 27 October aged 94.

21 November 2014

We would like to offer a resource for members on rates offered to writers by TV, film and radio producers. If you’ve been interviewed on a specialist subject, had a work licensed for use, acted as a consultant or contributed in any medium we’d like to hear about your experiences – good and bad. Please complete this survey. All responses will be strictly confidential.

18 November 2014

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has proposed an increase from 6.2p to 6.66p per loan on PLR. You can read their letter here and our response, with additional recommendations, here.

18 November 2014

The government is consulting on a proposal to limit the duration of copyright in old unpublished literary works and we urge our members to consider the proposals and offer their feedback.

11 November 2014

The deadline for visual artists to apply for Dutch royalties through DACS has been extended to 31 January 2015. Apply now for your share. 

 

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