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ALCS makes sure writers are paid what’s due to them when people use their work.
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Bernie Corbett, General Secretary of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB), stepped down earlier this month after more than 15 years at the helm of the organisation. He is the longest-serving leader of WGGB since it was formed in 1959.
ALCS Members can take advantage of a special rate to attend a day of lively talks to help authors navigate contemporary publishing.
Canadian writers and publishers in the education sector will go unpaid for up to a million books per year, according to a statement released by The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) last week.
Children’s authors are dominating loans from public libraries proving that they continue to foster the reading appetites of the UK's children. The latest annual data was released today by Public Lending Right (PLR) on the eve of National Libraries Day and in National Story Telling Week.
Paul Aiken, Director of The Authors Guild in the US for over 20 years, has died.