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30/09/2016

ALCS supports International Translation Day! Do you know any translators?

ALCS is holding more than £200,000 for the work of translators who haven't yet joined and to whom we'd be delighted to pay the money they are due.

In a bid to meet translators and make them aware of our work in paying secondary royalties, we’re thrilled to support International Translation Day for the third year running.

Taking place today at The British Library, International Translation Day is an annual event which celebrates the vital work of translators in bringing literature to a wider global audience. Through its vibrant schedule of seminars including a translation masterclass, translation in education, alternative routes to publication, and many more targeted events aimed at different areas of the profession, the event provides a networking opportunity for translators to share ideas and discuss significant issues within the sector.
 
ALCS has nearly 2,000 translator Members to whom we have paid nearly £80,000 to in the last year for the re-use of their works. This money is collected via licensing schemes primarily in the education sector. According to our records we are holding in excess of £200,000 for the contributions of more than 11,000 translators who haven't yet signed up to ALCS. 
 
You, our Members, are our best form of publicity, so please encourage any translator friends or colleagues to sign up in case ALCS is holding money that is due to them.
 
In October we’ll report on the Alternative Routes to Publication for Translators seminar. Look out for it in the next edition of ALCS News.
 
Search for royalties on our website.
See the International Translation day programme.

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