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.
The SoA has announced shortlists for the ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award, the Betty Trask Prize and Awards, the Paul Torday Memorial Prize, the Queen’s Knickers Award, the McKitterick Prize and – in its first year – the Gordon Bowker Volcano Prize.
The Society of Authors and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain publish joint report exposing widespread bad practice among companies that charge writers for publication.
BBC, ITV, Channel Four and Channel 5 among those adopting APC’s updated code of practice for handling submissions.
The Society of Authors’ Management Committee has agreed to increase fees again for event speakers and panellists.