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SoA Submission on Culture

Following the Culture Minister Ed Vaizey’s call for input on the Government’s White Paper on Culture the SoA has made a submission.

Get it Right from a Genuine Site

The SoA welcomes and fully supports Get it Right from a Genuine Site - a new initiative which aims to 'inspire people in the UK to support the things they love by sourcing them from...

SoA 'Driving Change': The Bookseller 100

Once again, our Chief Executive Nicola Solomon has been included in The Bookseller 100, an annual list of the most influential people in UK publishing.

Our Annual General Meeting

We were delighted that so many members were able to attend our Annual General Meeting last night (19 November).

Creators Band Together in Fight for Fair Terms

The SoA has written to Ed Vaizey along with other members of the Creators’ Rights Alliance to restate and amplify our demands for greater protection against onerous contracts for all creators.

ALCS Educational Writers' Award Shortlist 2015

18 November 2015Q. What links: animal food chains; the intricacies of maths; the First World War; the wonders of our world; mindblowing facts about outer space?A. They're all subjects of books...

SoA Letter on Future of Public Lending Right

The SoA has written to express its concerns about Public Lending Right to Dominic Lake, Deputy Director of Arts, Libraries & Cultural Property, Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Scottish School Libraries Petition Lodged

A petition to the Scottish Parliament regarding the threat to Scottish school libraries was officially lodged on 16 October with a final total of 2,651 signatures and 170 comments. 

Copyright Education: Cracking Ideas

The SoA welcomes a new initiative from the Intellectual Property Office. Cracking Ideas provides information and free resources to teachers for classroom education on intellectual property across...

Update on Our Literary Estates

The SoA owns or manages more than 50 literary estates – Bernard Shaw and E. M. Forster among them – and uses the income from these to support all of its work.

Submission on Culture

The SoA is preparing a submission for Government on the subject of culture. 

Credit for Culture

The removal of Working Tax Credit raises some worrying issues for authors and other creators on low incomes. The SoA calls on the Government to address these gaps and protect benefits for...

Report from New Visions Conference

   View EditReport from New Visions8 September 2015*9 September update* Candy Gourlay has also written a report on Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon's talk, 'Things I Wish I...