SoA demands Internet Archive stops lending books ‘unlawfully’

The Society of Authors has demanded the Internet Archive’s Open Library stops lending books “unlawfully” online in the UK, arguing the US practice of Controlled Digital Lending is a breach of copyright. In an open letter, the trade body urged the San Francisco-based Internet Archive to immediately discontinue the practice of lending scanned copies of … Continue reading SoA demands Internet Archive stops lending books ‘unlawfully’

UNIVERSAL CREDIT THREATENS FUTURE WRITERS

According to the Society of Authors it has warned MPs that the changes to Universal Credit could silence working-class writers, impeding diversity in publishing and thus making it harder to attract different types of readers. Speaking at the All-Party Parliamentary Writers Group inquiry into authors’ earnings on Tuesday (30th October), the SoA chief executive Nicola … Continue reading UNIVERSAL CREDIT THREATENS FUTURE WRITERS

5 REASONS AUTHORS FALL for VANITY PRESSES

Whenever we hear stories about authors being defrauded by unscrupulous vanity presses, sometimes for thousands of pounds, the reaction can often be unsympathetic: “It’s their own fault for being so gullible.” “They should have done their homework.” “That was a stupid mistake. Don’t they read about these things?” Whilst it is true that authors have … Continue reading 5 REASONS AUTHORS FALL for VANITY PRESSES