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20 January 2020
Before You Sign | Negotiating Payment for Translators
This month, we share advice on negotiating payment for translators.
16 January 2020
Why we need libraries
A. L. Kennedy offers a personal view on why libraries are 'palaces for people'.
12 December 2019
Before You Sign | Forming a Limited Company
We take a look at the pros and cons of forming a limited company as an author.
12 November 2019
Before You Sign | Joint Authorship
Thinking of working with someone else on your script, novel or poem? We discuss new guidance from the Court of Appeal.
12 November 2019
Ignaty Dyakov: On lifestyle and health
Life and health coach Ignaty Dyakov explores his MEALS approach to lifestyle and health.
15 October 2019
Before You Sign | Working with TV Producers
This month, Theo Jones discusses how authors and TV producers can work together fairly and effectively.
10 October 2019
The Sky is Falling: On Mental Health and Care Work
Author Jim Green talks about mental health and caring in a re-imagining of the children's fable, Chicken-Licken.
10 October 2019
How I dealt with mental health stigma
SoA's Bryony Hall opens up about her experience with mental health and stigma on World Mental Health Day.
07 October 2019
Taking PLR international
To mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of PLR for authors, Jim Parker looks at what's happening overseas.
02 October 2019
Sonic boom: The growth of the audiobook
Alison Flood reports on the growing audiobook market.
23 September 2019
Climate Action Week: Green Tips for Authors
SoA's Bryony Hall explores what authors can do to tackle the climate crisis, both on an individual level and as a collective body.
19 September 2019
Before You Sign | What deal are you getting?
Before you sign a publishing deal, make sure the deal you are getting works for you.
16 August 2019
Before You Sign | 10 Red Flags
This month we focus on what to look out for and when to call in the SoA advisors.
16 July 2019
Before You Sign | Social Media
Solicitors Briffa take a look at what to consider before posting on social media.
12 July 2019
Writing Audio Drama: Don't forget to shut the door
Veteran radio dramatist Neville Teller offers tips for authors new to writing audio drama.
25 June 2019
Six tips to submitting to poetry magazines
Robin Houghton advises newer poets on the best way to submit their work to magazines.
19 June 2019
Before You Sign | Virtual Author Visits
Before you agree to live streaming a virtual visit for schools, universities or festivals, read our advice.
07 June 2019
What's changed? Eric Gregory poets a year on
We ask four Eric Gregory winners about the impact of winning a prize a year on from the celebrations.
24 May 2019
Is piracy mainstream now? | Anne Rooney
Anne Rooney considers the influence big organisations have on book piracy, and the ripple effect on the book industry.
20 May 2019
Spotlight on Scriptwriting: May round-up
Theo Jones, co-secretary of the Scriptwriters Group, presents a round-up of recent events and activities in the world of scriptwriting.
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