To help us understand the environment in which authors work and the challenges facing them, ALCS has commissioned independent research into authors' earnings and the attitudes of consumers towards the online environment.
Further findings from the ALCS commissioned report into authors earning looking at the writing life and earnings of authors.
A survey of authors' earnings
In 2013 ALCS commissioned Queen Mary, University of London to conduct some independent research into authors' earnings in the UK today.
The research aimed to seek the truth about authors' earnings and update our previous research What are Words Worth? published in 2007.
Findings from a survey of freelance newspaper and magazine journalists
In late 2013 ALCS commissioned Loughborough University to carry out a survey among more than 1,250 freelance newspaper and magazine journalists to find out more about their income, working practices and the rights that they hold in the articles they are commissioned to write.
Consumer attitudes to digital downloads
In January 2008 ALCS commissioned Tickbox to undertake some independent research into consumer attitudes to digital downloads.
What are words worth?
In 2006 ALCS commissioned some research into authors' earnings in the UK and Germany as a comparitor. The research was carried out by Dr Martin Kretchmer of Bournemouth University and was published in March 2007.