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Release of the full ALCS-commissioned report into authors' earnings reveals incomes on the slide, but self-publishing making an increasing contribution.
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The Earl of Clancarty raised his concerns in the House of Lords by asking what steps are being planned to improve the rights and incomes of professional writers in the week following the All Party Writers Group meeting in the House of Commons on the 7th July.
SAA patron Bertrand Tavernier has written a letter to Vice President Andrus Ansip of the European Commission (EC) following a meeting between the two at the end of June.
The government has launched a consultation on plans to increase the maximum sentence for commercial-scale online copyright infringement from 2 to 10 years imprisonment. This sentence will now be in line with the punishment for the copyright infringement of physical goods.
Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey has publicly backed the libraries 2015 Summer Reading Challenge, which this year is hoping to set a new Guiness World record for Most Pledges Received for a reading campaign.
The US Author's Guild 'Fair Contracts Initiative' has started to apply pressure on publishers, demanding they increase royalities given to the creators of e-books to 50%.
The June edition of ALCS News is out now.
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