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World Mental Health Day 2017

Mental health: ‘too important to get wrong’

It’s World Mental Health Day and we’re marking it with some wise words from mental health writer and campaigner Mark Brown, a book launch in aid of Mind, and a reminder about the mental...
SoA Management Committee Elections: Ballot Open

SoA Management Committee Elections: Ballot Open

The election ballot for vacancies on the SoA’s Management Committee is now open until noon on 25 October and we urge all Full Members to exercise your democratic right.
New PLR website & ebook registration

New PLR website & ebook registration

The office for Public Lending Right (PLR) have overhauled their website and it's now even easier for to register your books and start earning money from library loans.
Death of Brian Aldiss

Brian Aldiss

We were deeply saddened to hear of the death, earlier this week, of science fiction author Brian Aldiss.
Dear publishers...

Dear publishers: seven steps on special sales

Our open letter to all publishers, urging seven simple steps to ensure that special sales to not damage authors' overall earnings or the market for full-price sales.
Announcing the TA First Translation Prize

Announcing the TA First Translation Prize

The Society of Authors’ Translators Association (TA) announces a new prize for debut literary translation, funded by translator Daniel Hahn, with backing from The British Council.
Death of Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore

We were deeply saddened to hear of the death, earlier this week, of writer, poet and children's author Helen Dunmore.