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15 October 2019
Before You Sign | Working with TV Producers
This month, Theo Jones discusses how authors and TV producers can work together fairly and effectively.
10 October 2019
The Sky is Falling: On Mental Health and Care Work
Author Jim Green talks about mental health and caring in a re-imagining of the children's fable, Chicken-Licken.
10 October 2019
How I dealt with mental health stigma
SoA's Bryony Hall opens up about her experience with mental health and stigma on World Mental Health Day.
07 October 2019
Taking PLR international
To mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of PLR for authors, Jim Parker looks at what's happening overseas.
02 October 2019
Sonic boom: The growth of the audiobook
Alison Flood reports on the growing audiobook market.
23 September 2019
Climate Action Week: Green Tips for Authors
SoA's Bryony Hall explores what authors can do to tackle the climate crisis, both on an individual level and as a collective body.
19 September 2019
Before You Sign | What deal are you getting?
Before you sign a publishing deal, make sure the deal you are getting works for you.
16 August 2019
Before You Sign | 10 Red Flags
This month we focus on what to look out for and when to call in the SoA advisors.
16 July 2019
Before You Sign | Social Media
Solicitors Briffa take a look at what to consider before posting on social media.
12 July 2019
Writing Audio Drama: Don't forget to shut the door
Veteran radio dramatist Neville Teller offers tips for authors new to writing audio drama.
25 June 2019
Six tips to submitting to poetry magazines
Robin Houghton advises newer poets on the best way to submit their work to magazines.
19 June 2019
Before You Sign | Virtual Author Visits
Before you agree to live streaming a virtual visit for schools, universities or festivals, read our advice.
07 June 2019
What's changed? Eric Gregory poets a year on
We ask four Eric Gregory winners about the impact of winning a prize a year on from the celebrations.
24 May 2019
Is piracy mainstream now? | Anne Rooney
Anne Rooney considers the influence big organisations have on book piracy, and the ripple effect on the book industry.
20 May 2019
Spotlight on Scriptwriting: May round-up
Theo Jones, co-secretary of the Scriptwriters Group, presents a round-up of recent events and activities in the world of scriptwriting.
16 May 2019
Before You Sign | Bank Account Scammers
This month we take a look at what to do if you or your publisher might have been scammed.
15 May 2019
A day off from the world: Authors speak on mental health
For Mental Health Awareness Week we speak to the 2018 Betty Trask Award winners about the pressures of being an author.
10 May 2019
How authors can help remove their books from online pirate sites
Find out what you can do if your books appear on pirate sites
15 April 2019
Moving on up: SoA's new office (April)
We're finally in! Welcome to our new headquarters at 24 Bedford Row in Bloomsbury.
10 April 2019
Before You Sign | Negligent Misstatements
Be careful when writing not to give misleading or dangerous advice, writes Nicola Solomon.
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