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27 January 2015

We are delighted that the SoA is represented in the Debrett’s 500 2015 by our Chief Executive. The Times called Nicola Solomon ‘an important voice in protecting authors’ rights’. Nicola says:

26 January 2015

We warmly invite you to stand for election for the Management Committee, or to nominate a fellow Member to stand.

Former Committee member, Sarah Waters, said of her MC experience:

8 January 2015

The SoA condemns the attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on 7 January, in which 12 people died, and supports the statements by English PEN and others deploring the assault on innocent lives and the fundamental human right to freedom of expression.

Statement from English PEN

8 January 2015

We were delighted to see a number of authors recognised in the 2015 Honours List, most of whom are Members of the SoA. Many congratulations to Dames Carol Ann Duffy and Marina Warner, Ali Smith CBE and Anne Chisholm OBE.

26 November 2014

From 1 January, ebooks (and the sale of ‘digital services’ more widely, including broadcasting and telecommunications) will be taxed in the EU country of the buyer, rather than the country from which the item was sold. This means that Amazon, Kobo and Nook, all with headquarters in Luxembourg, can no longer take advantage of that country’s 3% VAT on ebooks.

16 December 2014

The more writers the SoA represents, the stronger our voice. That’s why we’re looking to increase our ranks in 2015. Nothing beats personal recommendations, so we’re asking you to help spread the word.

9 December 2014

BBC Radio 4 launches Opening Lines 2015, the annual new writing series which gives emerging short story writers their radio debut.

18 November 2014

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has proposed an increase from 6.2p to 6.66p per loan on PLR. You can read their letter here and our response, with additional recommendations, here.



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