• A Reflection on 18 months as NZSA President: “A call-out to all writers: come gather round, we need your support . . . “

    BY MANDY HAGER    MAY 4, 2021     I’ve been a member of NZSA for around 30 years, joining before I published my first book, filled with pride when I could transition from ‘associate’ to ‘full’ membership. Although health and time constraints have meant I’ve rarely attended branch meetings or events, I’ve always read the […]

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  • No Creativity without Creators

    26 Apr 2021 If we want to celebrate creativity, we need to value the rights of creators. One of Aotearoa’s leading authorities on intellectual property states her case – is the government listening? Paula Browning is the Chief Executive of Copyright Licensing New Zealand and the Chair of WeCreate.   The United Nations’ calendar these […]

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  • Progress stalls on changes to writer compensation schemes Andre Chumko  Apr 26 2021 Reproduced from STUFF website  READ HERE The global supply chain which sees books end up on the shelves has developed a few kinks. Space on shipping freight and in crates is in short supply, and then when they are in transit, they’re […]

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  • The Authors Guild Releases Its Model Translation Contract, a First

      Points of ideal translation contracts–including cover credit for a translator’s work–are included in the Guild’s newly released model. April 19, 2021 The entrance to the Feltrinelli bookstore in Rome’s Galleria Alberto Sordi on Via del Corso. Image – iStockphoto: Cineberg By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Translators Are Often Overlooked’ For the first time in […]

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  • NZSA launches new programmes to address seismic shift in book industry

    Media Release April 19, 2021 The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc, founded in Aotearoa New Zealand in 1934, has responded to many changes to the literary sector since that time. Now the sector is going through a period of seismic change and NZSA has launched a raft of […]

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  • Brexit – Warning of a sea-change in territorial copyright

    In News, Opinion & Commentary by Richard Charkin February 10, 20213 Comments Richard Charkin: Brexit Ushers British Publishing Into New Territory An inevitable ‘sea change in trade book publishing,’ writes Richard Charkin, may accelerate as Brexit puts the UK industry’s EU exclusivity into a new light. A shot from February 6 in London’s Parliament Square. Image – iStockphoto: VV […]

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  • CLNZ Board seeks intern director

      Appoint | Find director & advisory board positions in NZ (appointbetterboards.co.nz) The CLNZ Board is advertising for an intern to join the Board.     The position is for someone between 18 and 30 years of age who is seeking governance experience through working with a highly skilled group of Directors in an established […]

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  • Are Digital Rights Events Working?

    Waiting for the Plane Tickets: Rights Pros on Digital Events  February 19, 2021  Read on Publishing Perspectives here   How do online rights events organized by literary agencies, publishers, and others compare to the physical book fair experience? We hear from several rights folks on how it’s going so far. At Brussels’ rights center for […]

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  • Three Authors’ Associations Address Status of Audible.com Talks

    A coalition of author organizations in the US and UK calls for more transparency from Audible to give authors ‘a true picture of how their income is being calculated.’ By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We Will Continue Our Dialogue’ As we reported in late November, Audible‘s initial response to what writers called #Audiblegate was soundly rejected as inadequate […]

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  • TV comedy series by Mark Joyce wins 2020 David Carson-Embassy Prize – IIML

     9 December 2020 A television comedy series about an odd-couple Hollywood writing duo fighting to protect their creativity has been awarded the 2020 David Carson-Parker Embassy Prize in Scriptwriting at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.   Winning series The Delegate was written by Mark Joyce as part of his 2020 Master of Arts (Scriptwriting) […]

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  • Australian Society of Authors warns Government sustainability of Australian writing careers under threat

    The Australian Society of Authors has told a Federal Inquiry into the Creative and Cultural Industries that the sustainability of writing careers is under threat and has called for an overhaul in the way the Australian Government invests in and supports Australian writers. Our submission to the Inquiry addresses the immense value of Australian literature but also […]

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  • Successful recipients announced for the Contestable Fund Grants 2020 – Copyright Licensing NZ

    13 NOVEMBER 2020 Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Contestable Fund Grants, with a total of $74,900 granted.   We’re excited to announce the successful recipients in this year’s round of Contestable Fund Grants. Applications were invited for projects that had clearly defined and measurable outcomes that align with the Cultural Fund’s objectives. There were […]

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