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The following is a news release from the Howard League for Penal Reform, on their Books for Prisoners campaign:

"Our Books For Prisoners campaign is gathering pace after leading writers again came out in support, this time gathering at Downing Street to urge David Cameron to act.

You may have received a letter from the BBC asking you to make your entire radio and TV archive available to them with one clearance.

What is Tumblr?

Tumblr is a blogging platform, like Wordpress, Blogger or Livejournal. You can use Tumblr to run your own blog, share text, images or videos and connect with other like-minded bloggers!

As an author, you can use your blog to post short stories, novel excerpts, competitions or event info. As you may have heard at one of our social media surgeries, a blog can be an invaluable tool for marketing your work and connecting with your audience, as well as with fellow authors.

The Society of Authors welcomes a new report by the Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) which calls for every pupil in the UK to have a well-resourced, properly staffed library in their secondary school. APPG argue that to contribute to the success of the UK economy it is vital to ensure children develop the essential literacy and digital literacy skills needed to fulfil their potential.

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08 July 2014

The results of the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) survey: What are Words Worth Now?  which is published today, tell a story that many authors know only too well: authors' earnings are falling fast.

27 June 2014

There has been a spate of worrying press reports lately starting with a dispute in the USA between Hachette and Amazon and expanding into rumours about the terms Amazon is seeking to impose on publishers more widely.

27 June 2014

Independent Booksellers Week (IBW) is just around the corner, and the organizers of IBW are once again looking to engage SoA Members in the social media campaign for it.

£82,300 awarded to 29 authors and poets

27 June 2014



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