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The

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.
 
How

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.
 
Taking

Taking PLR international

To mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of PLR for authors, Jim Parker looks at what's happening overseas.
 
Sonic

Sonic boom: The growth of the audiobook

Alison Flood reports on the growing audiobook market.
 
Climate

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.
 
Writing

Writing Audio Drama: Don't forget to shut the door

Veteran radio dramatist Neville Teller offers tips for authors new to writing audio drama.
 
Six

Six tips to submitting to poetry magazines

Robin Houghton advises newer poets on the best way to submit their work to magazines.
 
What's

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.
 
Is

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.
 
Spotlight

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.
 
A

A day off from the world: Authors speak on mental health

For Mental Health Awareness Week we speak to the 2018 Betty Trask Award winners about the pressures of being an author.
 
How

How authors can help remove their books from online pirate sites

Find out what you can do if your books appear on pirate sites
 
Moving

Moving on up: SoA's new office (April)

We're finally in! Welcome to our new headquarters at 24 Bedford Row in Bloomsbury.
 
Making

Making it hurt less: book tours

Author Adam Kay on book tours, marketing and getting paid – what if there's another way?
 
Standing

Standing up for authors, with David Donachie

The Editor of The Author interviews David Donachie, Chair of the SoA’s Management Committee.
 
Getting

Getting heard: A guide to complaining effectively

Janis Griffiths looks at how to get heard effectively by those in authority.
 
Moving

Moving on up: SoA's new office (March gallery)

We've come a long way in the last few months – check out the latest photos of our new office in Bloomsbury.  
 
Brexit:

Brexit: business as usual or time for change?

Read our summary of this week's panel event on the implications of Brexit for authors and the publishing industry. 
 
Six

Six top tips for visiting the London Book Fair

We've put together our top tips to making the most of the London Book Fair.
 
Moving

Moving on up: SoA's new office (February gallery)

It's all go at our new office building in Bloomsbury, while the builders prep for our staff move in spring.