• Online Storytimes Aotearoa during lockdown – GUIDELINES FOR LIBRARIES, SCHOOLS AND ECE’S

    DEVELOPED BY THE COALITION FOR BOOKS IN ASSOCIATION WITH PANZ, LIANZA, CLNZ AND NZSA  Guidelines for libraries, schools and early childhood education centres   Schools, libraries, and early childhood education centres are keen to ensure that New Zealand children are still able to enjoy all that a good book has to offer during these unsettling […]

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  • Canadian publishers call for urgent reform of the Copyright Act

    See this press release from the Association of Canadian Publishers on copyright Here

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  •  “CDL  is neither controlled nor legal”….. originally published by the International Publishers Federation

      An appeal to readers and librarians from the victims of CDL…. As working writers, translators, photographers, and graphic artists; as unions, organizations, and federations representing the creators of works included in published books; as book publishers; and as reproduction rights and public lending rights organizations; we oppose so-called “Controlled Digital Lending” (CDL) as a […]

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  • Unleashing the Power & Potential of Creativity

    Here is a fantastic report Unleashing the Power & Potential of Creativity launched this week by a new partnership between the UK Creative Industries Federation and Creative England. The report includes new research from Oxford Economics forecasting the post-Covid potential of the sector, and has a particular focus on creativity and the future of work, […]

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  • INTERNET ARCHIVES UPDATE – Update on 21 July 2021

    We have updated you previously on the Internet Archive, who scan and distribute books (still under copyright) without permission. This practice has been widely condemned by Author’s organisations globally. The Internet Archive have now stated that they prefer to work directly with individual authors and invited authors to contact them directly with any complaints. We […]

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  • NATIONAL LIBRARY PARTNERS WITH INTERNET PIRATE

                      MEDIA RELEASE JULY 15, 2021 The New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (PEN NZ) Inc (NZSA) and the Publishers Association of New Zealand Te Rau o Tākupu (PANZ) are shocked the National Library of New Zealand (NLNZ) has announced plans to hand […]

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  • Barbara Else Talks about the Business of Books

      “Writers’ income is always an awkward cash flow – sometimes it flows and sometimes it doesn’t!” Season 4 of the NZSA Oral History podcast continues with a second episode from Barbara Else, from her 2020 oral history interview with Naomi Arnold.   Barbara Else is a celebrated New Zealand author but has also been […]

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  • Four Cash Grants to Support NZ Writers

    Receive a $5,000 grant to help you research your latest fiction or non-fiction writing project. All New Zealand writers welcome to apply from 13 May. The CLNZ / NZSA Research Grants will open for applications on Thursday 13 May 2021, and will close at 4.00pm Friday 11 June. Four Research Grants valued at $5,000 each […]

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  • 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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