“...we’re focused on the future and how writers’ works are being used in the digital world to ensure that wherever your works are used, you’re remunerated fairly.”
“Despite constant threats and changes to copyright, to the way that our works are ‘consumed’, the income we’ve collected for writers has steadily increased, as has our membership.”
“I was hopeful when I wrote last year's Review of the Year that it was very much a one-off, standalone piece that would soon be relegated to the dustbin of history, never to be repeated.
But here I am again, talking about what another challenging year it has been.”
“Has there ever been another year like this one? We’ve spent what seems like a lifetime reading about and working on mitigating the potential effects of Brexit followed by a pandemic of unknown proportions in my lifetime, coupled with a lockdown that previously we could only have written about as part of a science fiction thriller.”
“Being a writer is not a job for people who crave a stable workload and like to ensure they know where their next pay cheque is coming from. It’s not about a 9 to 5 routine (at least for many of us) and it doesn’t come with a pension plan and a travel loan. The money is not why we get into writing, and it’s not why we keep doing it.”
“I’m pleased to report that we’ve had an excellent year, with income from all sources – UK and international – at an all-time record high.” Tony Bradman
“40 years ago, ALCS was started by a tenacious group of writers, who saw how their works were being used and sought to make sure that writers were being compensated for that use. I’m proud to say that in 2017 we’re still continuing that good work.”