The ALCS March Distribution 2014

18/02/2014

The next distribution of fees to Members will take place in mid to end of March 2014.

PLR's Most Borrowed: Fifty Shades, the Wimpy Kid and a Magnificent Seventh for James Patterson

18/02/2014

For the seventh year running, James Patterson retains his crown as the Most Borrowed Author in UK libraries. No fewer than fifteen books by US thriller writer Patterson also appear in the UK’s Top 100 Most Borrowed Titles list, according to data released this month by Public Lending Right (PLR).

Authors’ and Performers’ Organisations Welcome Castex Report on Private Copying

18/02/2014

Authors’ and performers’ organisations have been congratulating the European Parliament Legal Affairs committee on a forward-looking report which looks at how to modernise the private copying levy system to cater for the changing consumption of copyrighted works, and to ensure its efficient functioning within the single market.

Book Value Chain: Agenda for European Election

18/02/2014

The European Writers' Council, along with the Federation of European Publishers and the European Booksellers Federation have released their manifesto for the 2014 European Elections.

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18/02/2014

Here are some of the most interesting stories we have spotted over the past month.