Society of Authors Advisory Clinic podcast returns for new series

Society of Authors’ Contracts Advisors Theo Jones and Johanna Clarke have launched series three of their podcast on navigating the publishing industry.

The first episode, A Fond Farewell, is a conversation with Nicola Solomon, who retired as SoA Chief Executive in April.

Nicola discusses the successes and challenges of her 13 years of leadership, including the fight for Public Lending Right (PLR) on ebooks and the growth and increased inclusivity of SoA membership.

Across the seven-episode series, topics covered will include festivals and live events, copyright infringement and writing for video games.

Co-hosts Theo Jones and Johanna Clarke said: “We’re really excited to be bringing you this fresh new series of the Advisory Clinic podcast as we continue to explore this exciting format to increase our engagement with writers and their communities.

“We hope that the series offers well researched guidance drawing upon our experience as Contracts Advisors at the Society of Authors.

“From the crucial role of collecting societies to the pursuit of copyright infringements, and from literary festivals to gaming, we hope that you will enjoy the content we have put together for you.”

The Society of Authors Advisory Clinic began in April 2023 to give advice to authors of all types, whether they are members of the SoA or not.

Over its previous two series, the podcast has seen Johanna and Theo inform listeners on self-publishing, sustainability, negotiating contracts and audio drama.

Launched by the Society of Authors in January, SoA Sounds, is a podcast channel to host the Advisory Clinic and other podcasts, including limited series Adventures in Radio, hosted by playwright Barney Norris.

The SoA Sounds Advisory Clinic is available on most podcast platforms including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Amazon.

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