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VS Naipaul 1932-2018

VS Naipaul, 1932-2018

We were saddened to learn of the death of VS Naipaul, writer and longstanding member of the Society of Authors.
SoA calls for action to boost authors’ income

SoA calls for action to boost authors’ income

Responding to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Writers’ (APPWG) inquiry into authors’ earnings, the SoA has called upon both government and industry to take action to support...
MEPs vote down Copyright Directive

MEPs vote down Copyright Directive

MEPs have voted to reject the EU’s Copyright Directive in its current form, and will return to debate the issue in September.
Royalty accounting spot-check

Royalty accounting spot-check

The SoA has agreed to fund a small number of audits on randomly-selected publishers, to be carried out by HW Fisher.
PLR extended to e-lending

PLR extended to e-lending

The Government has today committed to extending Public Lending Right (PLR) to all forms of e-lending.