News & Opinion

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Internet Archive: a warning to authors

How to withdraw your book from The National Library of New Zealand's collection of 600,000 donated to the Internet Archive for digitisation and lending through it's Open Library platform.


Draw your own Christmas card with Tita Berredo

Christmas is coming and now is the time to write cards for all the people we love. Now, instead of browsing through a thousand cards in stores, why not make it more personal?

Why do agents come in threes?

I recall meeting a well-known author who told me that he was happily signed-up with his third agent. When I expressed surprise that he had moved agents, he said that he had been told by a fellow...


The Author magazine

this Summer issue of The Author is
all about past and future, youth and age.

James McConnachie
Editor, Summer 2018