Nicola Solomon

CEO, Society of Authors

Biography

Nicola Solomon is Chief Executive of the Society of Authors, the UK Trade Union for over 10,500 writers, translators, scriptwriters and illustrators. Her role includes protecting authors’ interests in negotiations/disputes with publishers and agents, advising authors, campaigning for authors’ rights, including copyright, e-book rights, Public Lending Right, defamation reforms and freedom of speech.

Nicola is a solicitor and has an in depth knowledge of the publishing industry and the many associated legal areas, from copyright and defamation, to privacy, data protection and contract.

Nicola Solomon is listed in The Bookseller 100, an annual list of the top movers and shakers in the book trade. They say
“Whether it is calling on publishers to adhere to rules ensuring special sales do not damage authors’ earnings, warning writers not to sign morality clauses or continuing to campaign for the rights of workers after Brexit, this IP lawyer’s tireless and fearless campaigning continues to set the agenda and spark debate during a challenging time for the industry”

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