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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.
On Monday 25 January 2016 the Society of Authors (SoA) elected novelist William Horwood as the new chair of the Management Committee.
The gap between the UK’s highest earning authors and those with low incomes has given rise to allegations that high-earning authors are given a higher priority by publishers when marketing their work.
The division between rightsholders of licensing revenues collected by the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) and NLA media access (NLA) has been independently determined for the first time ever in a valuation process.