Trade rallies to launch emergency hardship funds for authors and booksellers

posted on 25 Mar 2020


The trade has pulled together to launch a series of emergency measures to support authors and booksellers affected financially as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. 

The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, the Royal Literary Fund, English PEN with the T S Eliot Foundation and Amazon UK have joined forces with the Society of Authors to support authors with a £330,000 emergency fund to be distributed as small grants. These contributions have more than tripled the funds the SoA had expected to distribute this year, with the fund to be called the Authors’ Emergency Fund.

Read the full article on this link to The Bookseller