UK Author Unions Launch Investigation Into ‘Partner Publishing’

UK Author Unions Launch Investigation Into ‘Partner Publishing’

In News by Porter Anderson  

Publishing PerspectivesCiting ‘a sharp rise in complaints’ about companies that charge writers to produce their work, author-advocacy unions open a study.


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The Society of Authors and Writers’ Guild of Great Britain – the United Kingdom’s two authors’ unions–have announced today (March 3) an investigation into “the financial and contractual impact on authors of publishers chat charge for publication.”

With the support of the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS), the effort is intended, according to the groups’ media messaging, “to research the allegedly exploitative practices of some publishers that charge authors to publish their work.”



NZSA TE PUNI KAITUHI O AOTEAROA notes: these companies are a problem for our members and we have had disasters and disappointments reported to us. It is also worth checking out this site for information.  

If you receive a contract from one of these companies, do send it in to our national office for comment BEFORE you sign. As an NZSA member you can get advice from national office.

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