Payments To Authors: Past Campaigns & Future Possibilities: Barbara Hayes and Maureen Duffy

Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 FBF IAF LogoThis post is part of Frankfurt Book Fair Indie Author Fringe, an online author conference that showcases the best self-publishing advice and education for authors across the world — harnessing the global reach of the Alliance of Independent Authors’ network. Our self-publishing conference features well-known indie authors and advisors, for 24 sessions over 24-hours, in a one-day extravaganza of self-publishing expertise straight to your email inbox.

We hope you enjoy this session. Let us know if you have any questions or input on this self-publishing topic. Visit our Hot Seat and join in the conversation there, or leave your questions and feedback in the comments section below.


maureen-duffybarbara-for-website-300x194Novelist, poet and playwright Maureen Duffy, who has been at the forefront of international campaigns for authors’ rights for decades, in conversation with Barbara Hayes, of Public Lending Right (PLR) International and Deputy CEO of the UK Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS). Their wide-ranging discussion takes in the value of intellectual property, how campaigns of the past were won and the future for micro-payments to authors on a global scale.

#IndieAuthorFringe Payments To Authors @B_Hayes_ALCS @MaureenPDuffy Click To Tweet

Do you have any questions or feedback about this Indie Author Fringe Session? Leave a comment below, or send us a question using hashtag #IndieAuthorFringe

Click here to find out more about Maureen Duffy

Click here to find out more about Barbara Hayes

 Free Downloads

Download your copy of 5 seriously dumb myths about copyright the media should stop repeating, and Ten principles for fair contracts for authors from the International Authors Forum. Click the icons/images below to view and download the pdf.

5 Seriously dumb myths about copyright

10 principals for fair contracts for authors



2 Responses to Payments To Authors: Past Campaigns & Future Possibilities: Barbara Hayes and Maureen Duffy

  1. Julie Bestry October 16, 2017 at 2:00 am #

    As an American, I was intrigued to learn about the ALCS, but would like to hear more about how it actually works. (I’ve found the website at, so I’ll be reading more there. Thanks!)

  2. Edward Smith October 14, 2017 at 10:19 pm #

    An interesting session on international agencies and copyright, but too Euro- and Brit- centric for someone based in Canada. I found it odd that a Brit doesn’t know that Canada is a Commonwealth/common law country and copyright here follows the British model of automatic copyright that does not need to be registered. The issue here at the moment is ‘fair dealing’ -how much can schools and libraries copy…. and that is being fought out in the common law courts. I wouid have been interested also to hear opinions on Creative Commons vs. DRM restricted eBooks.

Leave a Reply