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What's

What's in a Word? | Jamila Gavin

Children's author Jamila Gavin writes on language, diversity and the power of words.
 
Accounting

Accounting Terms for Authors

Our experts give a rundown of your contract’s fiddly financial bits.
 
Why

Why the celeb-heavy World Book Day list IS a problem

The celebrification of children’s literature is not new but it reached what my mother-in-law used to call a “peak low” with the list of books announced as World Book Day giveaway...
 
The

The Micawber principle

Andrew Franklin of Profile Books opens up his accounts for inspection.
 
The

The Writer's Paradox - Ahmet Altan

‘They may have the power to imprison me but no one has the power to keep me in prison,’ writes imprisoned Turkish author Ahmet Altan on the eve of his trial.
 
Reaching

Reaching new authors | WriteNow

Penguin Random House's WriteNow scheme aims to mentor and publish new writers from under-represented communities. Three writers, Geraldine Quigley, Katie Hale and Chris Brougham, tell...
 
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7 Tips to Avoid Pitfalls in Motion Picture/TV Rights Option Agreements

Lawyer Robert Zipser's tips to help navigate your option agreements.
 
Seven

Seven habits of highly effective authors

Chris Alton considers the value of events for less well-known authors – and how to make smaller events bigger.
 
Writing

Writing as a carer, by Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson details the experience of writing as a full-time carer.
 
Everything

Everything a Writer Needs

Philip Paris explores the opportunities of ScotsWrite, the upcoming writers' conference near Glasgow.
 

Finding Hidden Talent

Broadcaster and children's author Hilary Robinson describes the value of what's not said.
 
Tips

Tips for New Writers

At the Authors' North Broadcasting Day we caught up with some established screenwriters to ask them for their best tips.
 
The

The Power of Pictures

Charlotte Hacking of CLPE shares the findings of their study on the effectiveness of picture books in education.
 
Report

Report from the London Book Fair

Janet Laurence, author and member of the Management Committee, reports back from her time at the London Book Fair.
 
Elizabeth-Anne

Elizabeth-Anne Wheal: Talent is Everywhere

As the awards season climaxed on Sunday with the Oscars and the shambles of Envelopegate, the debate about diversity in the creative industries is headlining again.
 
Elizabeth

Elizabeth Bond - Response: Fair Trade for Authors

Elizabeth Bond, Custom Publishing Director at Little, Brown and Orion, responds to authors' concerns over book discounts.
 
Lionel

Lionel Bender: Book Fair Benefits

Lionel Bender, on the benefits of visiting book fairs and exhibitions.
 
Elizabeth-Anne

Elizabeth-Anne Wheal: Women in Jeopardy

Season 3 of BBC 2’s controversial drama The Fall may have concluded last October, but the debate it has catalysed among programme makers, reviewers and audiences shows no sign of...
 
The

The year that's been and the year ahead

David Donachie, chair of The Society of Authors, looks at key priorities for the Management Committee and for our members.
 
Publishers

Publishers - we need to talk about authors

Lucinda Hawksley – author, art historian and member of the Society of Authors Management Committee – argues that fair treatment of authors by publishers has been a long time coming.