Society of Authors

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Society of Authors distances itself from Philip Pullman’s tweets
The UK’s largest trade union for writers emphasised its anti-racist stance after its president, Pullman, showed support for Kate Clanchy on social media

Lucy Knight

11, Aug, 2021 @2:22 PM

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Authors to earn royalties on secondhand books for first time
AuthorSHARE, a royalty fund set up by two used booksellers with support from industry bodies, is calling for more retailers to participate

Alison Flood

31, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Support funds for UK authors hit by pandemic are running out
The Society of Authors, which raised £1.1m for writers struggling but ineligible for government help, says money is low but crisis remains acute

Alison Flood

10, Aug, 2020 @2:00 PM

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'This is a scary time': coronavirus emergency fund set up for authors
Author Philip Pullman said the grants of up to £2,000 designed to meet urgent need ‘will be enormously reassuring’

Alison Flood

20, Mar, 2020 @6:13 PM

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Internet Archive's ebook loans face UK copyright challenge
The Society of Authors has called on the website’s Open Library to stop making scanned books ‘unlawfully’ available to British readers

Alison Flood

22, Jan, 2019 @4:04 PM

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Authors boycott UAE book festival over Matthew Hedges jailing
Historian Antony Beevor and journalist Frank Gardner among several authors to announce they will not attend the Dubai Lit Fest in protest

Sian Cain and Alison Flood

23, Nov, 2018 @12:37 PM

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Woman's Weekly's 'exploitative' contracts anger authors
As well as slashing fees for short stories, the magazine has demanded fiction writers waive all rights to their work

Alison Flood

17, Aug, 2018 @2:17 PM

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Book sales boom but authors report shrinking incomes
Calls for writers to reap rewards as British publishers enjoy record-breaking year

Danuta Kean

18, Jul, 2018 @11:01 PM

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Philip Pullman attacks 'monstrous' English education policy
The His Dark Materials novelist says current ‘fetish’ for exams is unnecessary and could ruin children’s lives

Alison Flood

06, Jul, 2018 @11:03 AM

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Writers and publishers trade blows over plummeting author pay levels
Responding to a survey that found the median author income had dropped to £10,500, Publishers Association said the figures were ‘unrecognisable’

Alison Flood

29, Jun, 2018 @3:29 PM

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Publishers are paying writers a pittance, say bestselling authors
Philip Pullman, Antony Beevor and Sally Gardner call for fairer share of profits, as survey shows full-time writers earn below minimum wage

Danuta Kean

27, Jun, 2018 @11:26 AM

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New publisher plans to offer budding authors £24,000 salary
De Montfort Literature will employ an algorithm ‘to identify career novelists’, and hopes to free its writers from second jobs

Alison Flood

01, Jun, 2018 @5:00 AM

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