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Authors Beware: WordPress attack

February 21st 2017 4:53pm
The website platform WordPress has recently been under attack. 2,000,000 WordPress pages in the past few days have been affected. > more

Magabala Books respond to Indigenous Curriculum

February 21st 2017 4:51pm
Using a grant from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, Magabala Books (Broome, WA) will deliver teaching resources for 15 Indigenous stories via the agency’s Reading Australia website. > more

A fond farewell to Jacqui Dent

February 21st 2017 4:46pm
We are sad to announce that Jacqui Dent, Communications Manager at the ASA for the past five years, will be leaving us on 3 March. > more

ASA responds to Productivity Commission Inquiry Report

February 21st 2017 4:25pm
We are pleased to announce that on 14 February the Australian Society of Authors submitted a response to Government on the Intellectual Property Arrangements Productivity Commission Inquiry Report. > more

Ask the ASA: Help! My publisher is being liquidated!

February 16th 2017 4:34pm
In today’s market, it’s tough for small or indeed medium sized publishers to survive. > more

Copyright Agency artists' royalty payback

February 15th 2017 4:42pm
Calling all illustrators! Have your images been shown on TV or published in print/online?If they have, you may be eligible for an Artist Royalty Payback from the Copyright Agency. > more

Member news

February 15th 2017 3:53pm
Left: Elizabeth Bryer, photograph © Percy Caceres > more

ASA Member Code of Conduct

February 13th 2017 12:32pm
The ASA will be implementing a new Member Code of Conduct with the launch of our new website and database in early March.  > more

Ask the ASA: Lending right payments

February 6th 2017 1:34pm
What if you were told there was something you could do right now to increase your author income? > more

ASA sponsorship for Alan Marshall short story award

February 6th 2017 1:05pm
The ASA is delighted to be associated with Nillumbik Shire Council for the 32nd > more

Farewell Susan Bridge

February 3rd 2017 12:41pm
While we at the ASA are delighted about our new partnership with Arts Law to offer contract assessments, this development unfortunately means that our need for in-house legal advice has largely disappeared, which in turn means that we sadly have to farewell Susan... > more

ASA partnership with Arts Law for contract assessments

February 3rd 2017 12:34pm
Got a publishing offer? Looking for advice? Have you heard of our contract assessment service? > more

RA BookPros: an update

January 23rd 2017 1:11pm
As we are now more than half-way through our three-year funding from Copyright Agency for Reading Australia Bo > more

Four best-selling authors defend creative rights

January 20th 2017 2:52pm
Four best-selling Australian authors and two indie artists have added their voices to This Book/Song Changed My Life social media campaign > more

Member news

January 19th 2017 4:38pm
We at the ASA have been thrilled to come back to the office in 2017 to the news that Craig Phillips, a past recipient of the ASA's illustrator grants, will shortly be publishing his book Giants > more

Why take an ASA mentorship?

January 18th 2017 1:14pm
If you have an early draft of a manuscript and you’re at the stage where you’d value input from a professional writer/editor, why not consider an > more

Applying oneself to funding

January 17th 2017 4:01pm
How to get the most out of the application process and stand out from the crowd. > more

Anne Deveson and Georgia Blain: Women of heart and mind

December 15th 2016 2:51pm
Tragically, the ASA has lost two of its former Chairs in a matter of days. Mother and daughter Anne Deveson and Georgia Blain were both Chairs of the ASA at different times. Georgia died on 9 December and Anne died on 12 December 2016. > more

Job opportunity: Marketing and Communications Manager

December 12th 2016 3:09pm
The ASA is seeking an energetic marketing and communications all-rounder with a passion for books and writers to join our small team in Ultimo. > more

Hopes parallel importation will not pass the Senate

December 6th 2016 1:00pm
In early November, the ASA petition against the parallel importation of books, boasting nearly 20,000 signatures from authors, illustrators, publishers, editors, literary agents, printers and book-lovers, was mailed to all 225 Australian Federal MPs and Senators. > more

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