The Power of Pictures

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

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 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 Bond - Response: Fair Trade for Authors

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

Lionel Bender: Book Fair Benefits

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

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 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 - 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.

James Mayhew: Fair Trade for Authors

Christmas - the season of goodwill, overspending and bargain books. Great for some, argues illustrator and children's author James Mayhew, but a pretty unfair deal for the author (and the book).

Reading Ambassadors

We've partnered with the Publishers Association to support their Reading Ambassador scheme.

Suzanne Bhargava: School Libraries

For our September blog, Suzanne Bhargava (librarian at the London Oratory School) explores the powerful effects of a good school library.

James Phoenix: Seven Stories

The UK's national centre for children's books, from the perspective of a newcomer.

Meike Ziervogel: Strange Tales

For our July blog Meike Ziervogel of Peirene Press reflects on the result of the referendum and the way ahead for publishers of translated work.

Cathy Galvin: The Word Factory

Cathy Galvin, writer and Director of The Word Factory, on short stories and bringing authors together.

Sarah McIntyre: Data Warriors

Publishers! What's one of the easiest, cost-efficient ways to give your business a fighting edge? It's equipping your DATA WARRIORS!

Thomas Teal: Literary Translation

Thomas Teal, winner of the 2015 Bernard Shaw Prize for translation from the Swedish, discusses the trials and tribulations of being a literary translator.

Kathryn Beale: Crenham Award

Kathryn Beale, Arvon's Head of Development, on the new Crenham Award to allow writers to mentor people who have been homeless.

Morwenna Banks: Some Excellent Advice

In our blog this month, 2015 Tinniswood Award winner Morwenna Banks gives us a look over her shoulder at her January diary.