The Society of Authors has welcomed news that ministers are reconsidering plans announced earlier this year to privatise Channel 4.
Online retailer to change practices around returns of digital books following discussions with the Society of Authors and Authors’ Guild
We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of writer and illustrator Raymond Briggs, who has passed away at the age of 88.
Government announcement signals controls on strategic lawsuits against public participation
We are watching with interest the ongoing lawsuit in New York between Hachette, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House and Wiley, against the Internet Archive. The outcome of the case could have huge implications for US copyright law and a victory for the Internet Archive would be a victory for pirate sites illegally distributing copyright-protected books. San…
To mark British IP Day, we are publishing this fantastic short guide to copyright, created by comics artists Woodrow Phoenix and Hannah Berry.
The first prize of its kind, founded by author Penny Batchelor and publisher Clare Christian, open to authors with disabilities or chronic illnesses
Joanne Harris, Daljit Nagra and Ian Rankin among those named in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
The 2022 Management Committee nominations are now open. Help us make sure the SoA board is representative of our diverse author community.
Cartoonist Will McPhail, Welsh poet Menna Elfyn and previous winner Maame Blue among this year’s SoA Award-winners.
Louisa Adjoa Parker, Leo Boix and Rachel Trethewey are among the recipients of our first round of Authors Foundation and K Blundell Trust awards for 2022.
Keynote speaker Lemn Sissay reflects on themes of hope and connection as the Society of Authors prepares for its first in-venue awards ceremony since 2019.