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Agency Activity Suggestions for Mental Health Awareness Week 13-19 May

We are sharing below some resources and handy tips on how you can take a little time out of your busy schedule to focus on mental health. Whether this is by relaxing and reducing stress, finding ways to learn and be creative, spending time outside or connecting with others. 0-15 mins: Try to relax and […]

Claire Wilson succeeds Catherine Clarke as AAA President

At the AGM of the Association of Authors’ Agents on 30 January 2024, Vice President Claire Wilson of RCW Literary Agency stepped up to President, praising outgoing President Catherine Clarke of Felicity Bryan Associates for her thoughtful, dedicated and highly effective leadership. ‘Working closely with Catherine has been incredibly rewarding and through her I have […]

An Industry-Wide Statement on The Book & Publishing Industry’s Professional Values

The Bookseller has written about the updated industry-wide statement on the book & publishing industry’s professional values which the AAA has launched along with the Publishers Association, the Society of Authors, and the Booksellers Association. The statement offers a clear, updated and robust set of professional values aimed at uniting and taking the industry forward. […]

2023 publishing predictions

Catherine Clarke M.d., Felicity Bryan Associates/president, AAA Unpredictable events can blindside us all, and we have to adapt. As an industry we are pulling together in important ways to make sure we are resilient, by drawing on a wide pool of talent. In February, the first OpenBooks careers day will take place online, organised and sponsored […]

Press Release: The PA, BA and AAA join together for OpenBooks

The PA, BA and AAA join together for OpenBooks – a new initiative to reach the next generation of book industry talent. The Publishers Association, Bookseller’s Association and Association of Author’s Agents are proud to collaborate on the development of OpenBooks – a brand new series of free, accessible online events primarily targeting young talent from underrepresented backgrounds.

Lizzy Kremer on Author Advances

AAA President Lizzy Kremer wrote for Publishers’ Weekly on author advances: “Publishing is our business and the economics of it demand our serious attention. And yet, despite the seriousness of our work, we find joy in running the risks of our unpredictable industry…

The profits from publishing: authors’ perspective

Nicola Solomon of The Society of Authors wrote in The Bookseller on the state of author earnings: “Publishers’ figures show authors aren’t getting a fair deal. Bodley Head founder John Lane was notoriously mean in paying authors. Oscar Wilde took his revenge by naming the butler Lane in The Importance of Being Earnest. Lane’s distant relative, […]

Gordon Wise reflects on the role of agents

Outgoing President and agent at Curtis Brown Gordon Wise wrote an article for The Bookseller reflecting on his presidency of the Association of Authors’ Agents, and looking at the ongoing challenges facing the group and agents in general.   “When I stepped down as president of the Association of Authors’ Agents last month, I thought about the […]