Blogs

 
Journey

Journey to Jilin: McKitterick Prize 2019

Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott describes her month-long writing residency stay in Jilin, China as part of her 2019 McKitterick Prize win.
 
COVID-19

COVID-19 update: Author income collection

An update from ALCS, PLR and DACS on author income streams in the wake of COVID-19.
 
Before

Before You Sign | Non-Disclosure Agreements

Theo Jones on non-disclosure agreements and protecting your work.
 
Before

Before You Sign | 10 tips for sorting your dispute

Andrew Hildebrand shares his 10-step approach to resolving disputes.
 
Greening

Greening the book business

Alison Flood asks publishers and booksellers what they’re doing to make their work more sustainable.
 
Writers

Writers on the storm

From satire, poetry and fiction to protest and direct action – Caspar Henderson investigates how writers are responding to the climate crisis.
 
Feel

Feel the space between... – Yoga for authors

Jill Dawson on how yoga might help during self-isolation and beyond, from The Author (Winter 2019).
 
What

What does Brexit mean for authors?

Nicola Solomon looks at the short and longer term implications of the UK's exit from the EU in January.
 
Before

Before You Sign | Literary Agents

Before you sign with a literary agent, read our advice.
 
Life

Life on the Educational Writers Group committee

Mark Griffiths discusses why being part of the Educational Writers Group committee was worth it.
 
Before

Before You Sign | Literary Executors

What is the role of a literary executor and what should you consider before appointing one?
 
Before

Before You Sign | Negotiating Payment for Translators

This month, we share advice on negotiating payment for translators.
 
Why

Why we need libraries

A. L. Kennedy offers a personal view on why libraries are 'palaces for people'.
 
Before

Before You Sign | Forming a Limited Company

We take a look at the pros and cons of forming a limited company as an author.
 
Before

Before You Sign | Joint Authorship

Thinking of working with someone else on your script, novel or poem? We discuss new guidance from the Court of Appeal.
 
Ignaty

Ignaty Dyakov: On lifestyle and health

Life and health coach Ignaty Dyakov explores his MEALS approach to lifestyle and health.
 
Before

Before You Sign | Working with TV Producers

This month, Theo Jones discusses how authors and TV producers can work together fairly and effectively.
 
The

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.
 
How

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.
 
Taking

Taking PLR international

To mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of PLR for authors, Jim Parker looks at what's happening overseas.