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21 October 2014

The results have now been returned from the Members’ ballot on our Constitution. Following a consultation period, Members were asked to vote on the new Constitution and indicate their preference between options for three clauses.

15 October 2014

On Saturday 11 October the SoA joined forces with SilverDell Bookshop and hosted a Big Bookshop Party to support the Books Are My Bag campaign.

13 October

Liverpool Council plans to close 11 of the city's 19 libraries as a result of government cuts. In addition, book funds are to drop and opening hours are to be cut to make further savings on the city's budget. Children's authors Cathy Cassidy and Alan Gibbons, with support from Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman, are coordinating a campaign to fight the closures.

10 October 2014

We will shortly be renewing our group scheme that allows our members access to excellent rates on Public Liability Insurance (PLI) from Imaging Insurance.

9 October 2014

The first in our new series of SoA interviews has begun. We spoke with Meryl Halls from the Booksellers Association about this year's Books Are My Bag campaign, as well as the upcoming Big Bookshop Party on 11 October, and how best to support your local bookshops.

Read the interview here, and sign up to be a BAMB author here.

9 October 2014

As of 1 October 2014 a number of changes have been made to copyright law. The SoA made suggestions to the Intellectual Property Office and lobbied energetically on the areas affecting authors over the long period of consultation.

6 October 2014

The Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) has announced the following:

In the Netherlands, public libraries pay a royalty to the Lending Right Foundation for books that they lend out. Pictoright distributes a share of these royalties to visual artists who are eligible for the scheme.

DACS has received a share of these royalties from Pictoright to distribute to all types of eligible UK visual artists - including fine artists, illustrators and photographers.

23 September 2014

F+W International will publish the backlist of its David & Charles imprint through a new print-on-demand partnership with Ingram.

 

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