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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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07 July 2014

The SoA applauds a “welcome change in attitude towards authors”.

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

6 June 2014

Over three-quarters of UK journalists do not earn enough to support themselves, with the majority earning less than £8,200 a year, according to a survey of freelance newspaper and magazine journalists undertaken by the ALCS.

2 June 2014

We would urge caution before committing to any author-pays service, especially one which seeks a licence of rights. 

 

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