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24 May 2016

The deadline to sign up for UK and Irish Public Lending Right – the service which pays authors when public libraries lend their books – is Thursday 30 June.

I've been getting a nice little earner from PLR UK for a few years now. Always very welcome!

16 May 2016

This month our Chief Executive, Nicola Solomon, will be visiting the US to take part in a panel reflecting on the state of book publishing around the world.

9 May 2016

Members of the Society of Authors have issued a statement warning about the detrimental effects of current trends in Government policy on the teaching of writing to school children.

5 May 2016

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography has been awarded to Andrew Gailey for The Lost Imperialist – Lord Dufferin, Memory and Mythmaking in an Age of Celebrity (John Murray).

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.

 

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