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ALCS is a membership organisation for writers run by its Members, for its Members.

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  • Protect and promote the rights of authors writing in all disciplines.
  • Ensure authors receive fair payment for the various uses of their work. 

Lifetime membership of ALCS costs £36. This one-off fee ensures that you receive payment of any money that is due to you for use of your work.

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Release of the full ALCS-commissioned report into authors' earnings reveals incomes on the slide, but self-publishing making an increasing contribution.








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The July edition of ALCS News is out now.