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Dixon succeeds Kremer as AAA president
Isobel Dixon, m.d. of Blake Friedmann Literary Agency, has stepped up to the role of president of the Association of Authors’ Agents (AAA), praising outgoing president Lizzy Kremer of David Higham Associates. At the a.g.m. of the AAA last night, vice-president Dixon succeeded Kremer, praising her for an “amazing” two years as a “vigorous, rigorous […]
Society of Authors demands Internet Archive stops lending books in UK
The Society of Authors has published an open letter, demanding that the San Francisco-based Internet Archive stop lending scanned copies of physical books online in the UK through its Open Library. “There is no legal basis for the practice of scanning books without permission or lending them in the UK,” said the SOA. “Despite this, users […]
Industry-Wide Commitment to Professional Behaviour in Bookselling and Publishing
The AAA, jointly with The Society of Authors, Booksellers’ Association, and The Publishers’ Association, have today (7th December 2018) published an Industry-Wide Commitment to Professional Behaviour in Bookselling and Publishing. This document comes after extensive and open consultation both within the respective associations, and within the industry as a whole. The Commitment can be read here. […]
Lizzy Kremer on Author Advances
AAA President Lizzy Kremer wrote for Publishers’ Weekly on author advances: “Publishing is our business and the economics of it demand our serious attention. And yet, despite the seriousness of our work, we find joy in running the risks of our unpredictable industry. Agents and publishers take pleasure in being excellent at this game of […]
The profits from publishing: authors’ perspective
Nicola Solomon of The Society of Authors wrote in The Bookseller on the state of author earnings: “Publishers’ figures show authors aren’t getting a fair deal. Bodley Head founder John Lane was notoriously mean in paying authors. Oscar Wilde took his revenge by naming the butler Lane in The Importance of Being Earnest. Lane’s distant relative, […]
Gordon Wise reflects on the role of agents
Outgoing President and agent at Curtis Brown Gordon Wise wrote an article for The Bookseller reflecting on his presidency of the Association of Authors’ Agents, and looking at the ongoing challenges facing the group and agents in general. “When I stepped down as president of the Association of Authors’ Agents last month, I thought about the […]
Launching the new AAA website
We are delighted to unveil our brand new mobile friendly website and new logo.
AAA & WF Howes audiobook event
Leading audio publisher WF Howes spoke to AAA members at Foyles Bookshop about the fast-growing audiobook market.
Emma Paterson writes for Bookbrunch
Read Emma Paterson’s opinion piece on the subject of diversity in publishing.
Beware the Special Sale, says Nicola Solomon
Nicola Solomon of The Society of Authors wrote an open letter on the subject of the special sale, which can be seen in The Bookseller: It begins: “Dear publishers, Please reassure authors by taking seven simple steps to ensure that special sales do not damage authors’ overall earnings or the market for full-price sales. What […]