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The Association of Agents’ meetings four times a year as well as hosting a number of talks and events. Follow the latest news and updates from our events and meetings here …

Industry-Wide Commitment to Professional Behaviour in Bookselling and Publishing

7 December


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

16 November


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

2 March


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

25 January


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 […]

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Launching the new AAA website

14 January


We are delighted to unveil our brand new mobile friendly website and new logo.

W F Howes

AAA & WF Howes audiobook event

24 November


Leading audio publisher WF Howes spoke to AAA members at Foyles Bookshop about the fast-growing audiobook market.

Emma Paterson

Emma Paterson writes for Bookbrunch

20 October


Read Emma Paterson’s opinion piece on the subject of diversity in publishing.

Beware the Special Sale, says Nicola Solomon

28 July


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 […]