The Federation of European Publishers is backing efforts to see the cultural sector included in EU Special Council meetings, while Bonnier donates to open a ‘Reading Fund’ in Germany.
A new report released by the European Writers Council quantifies how authors and translators in Europe are being affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The new Authors Guild survey, larger than in the past and with input from other writing organizations, brings into question how authors are compensated and how the issue is assessed.
The quietly implemented Wattpad Next beta is limited to four markets and uses a select group of writers. But this short-term program could mean a lasting change for writers and readers who want to reward them for their stories.
The conflict between artist and commerce, writes Richard Russo, ‘today is playing out algorithmically and those algorithms have not been designed for authors’ benefit.’
Following a report that author income in the UK is declining, the Society of Authors and ALCS wrote an open letter to the UK Publishers Association.
Despite questions about its accuracy, a new report from the ALCS based on author surveys offers insight into the question how much do writers earn in the UK? And publishers are speaking up.
How profits from publishing are sliced up has become an industry debate in London, where agent Andrew Lownie and the Association of Authors’ Agents have joined the Society of Authors in asking for more transparency.