What do we look for when we vet your contract?
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What do we look for when we vet your contract?

The SoA advisory team reviews thousands of contracts sent in by members each year for confidential, clause-by-clause contract vetting. But what does this mean in practice? And how can you get the maximum benefit? We look at what’s in it… The contracts we see are for anything from book and TV deals to festival appearances…

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Jargon busting – what does my contract actually mean?

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Contracts – the key principles

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What kind of publishing deal am I being offered?

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Finding a publisher / getting commissioned

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Your Top Membership FAQs Answered

One of the SoA’s core functions is to advise authors. In the final week of the SoA @ Home Festival we brought our Contracts and Membership teams together for a whistle-stop tour of the top queries currently crossing our desks. From protecting your work and clearing permissions to understanding contracts and how to negotiate them,…

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Where are we now and what’s next for literature

In the final week of the SoA @ Home Festival we were joined by SoA Chair Joanne Harris, Director of the Royal Society of Literature Molly Rosenberg, and editor of The Author James McConnachie, to look back over the last 12 weeks and discuss the changes to authors’ lives and the literature sector during lockdown….

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How to make great audio drama

Why write audio or podcast drama? How do you sell ideas to radio? In-conversation event with Scriptwriters Group chair David Morley alongside award-winning scriptwriter Rhiannon Tise and winners of this year’s Tinniswood and Imison Awards, Ian Martin (The Thick of It) and Vicky Foster. Broadcast live by the Society of Authors in Week 12 of…

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Translators in conversation

Broadcast live by the Society of Authors in Week 11 of the SoA @ Home Festival on 29 June 2020. Presented by Anna Ganley. At a time when travel is restricted and our horizons seem limited, we need translators more than ever to help us navigate the world. Award-winning translators Daniel Hahn, Katy Derbyshire and…

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Afternoon tea with… Inua Ellams

In Week 11 of the SoA @ Home Festival, author, playwright, poet and 2020 SoA Awards judge Inua Ellams shared a mini tour of his creative workspace, insights into what he’s currently working on, and how he has adapted to working in lockdown. Broadcast live by the Society of Authors on 2 July 2020. Presented…