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Victory for Welsh Writers

We’re delighted that the plans to make cuts of more than 10% to the Welsh Books Council have been scrapped after protests from Welsh- and English-language writers.

International Calls for Action on Contracts

The SoA has today written to publishers to ask them to help improve authors’ earnings by addressing contractual terms.The letter is part of an international collective call to...

Writers Recognised in New Year's Honours

We are delighted that authors Simon Brett and Vivian French and screenwriter Peter Morgan have been recognised in the 2016 New Year's Honours List.

SoA Submission on Culture

Following the Culture Minister Ed Vaizey’s call for input on the Government’s White Paper on Culture the SoA has made a submission.

Get it Right from a Genuine Site

The SoA welcomes and fully supports Get it Right from a Genuine Site - a new initiative which aims to 'inspire people in the UK to support the things they love by sourcing them from...

SoA 'Driving Change': The Bookseller 100

Once again, our Chief Executive Nicola Solomon has been included in The Bookseller 100, an annual list of the most influential people in UK publishing.

Our Annual General Meeting

We were delighted that so many members were able to attend our Annual General Meeting last night (19 November).

Creators Band Together in Fight for Fair Terms

The SoA has written to Ed Vaizey along with other members of the Creators’ Rights Alliance to restate and amplify our demands for greater protection against onerous contracts for all creators.

ALCS Educational Writers' Award Shortlist 2015

18 November 2015Q. What links: animal food chains; the intricacies of maths; the First World War; the wonders of our world; mindblowing facts about outer space?A. They're all subjects of books...

SoA Letter on Future of Public Lending Right

The SoA has written to express its concerns about Public Lending Right to Dominic Lake, Deputy Director of Arts, Libraries & Cultural Property, Department for Culture, Media and Sport.