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UK Arts Organisations

National Literacy Trust

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United Kingdom

UK-based organisation which has campaigned since 1993 to improve literacy standards across all age groups. Excellent research information and details of the many initiatives the charity is currently involved in. www.literacytrust.org.uk.  Read more

ISBN

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This international agency is based in Berlin. You can find the agent for your part of the world and download manuals explaining how the system works. www.isbn-international.org

Institute of Translation and Interpreting

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United Kingdom

Efficient UK site for organisation representing professional translators and interpreters. http://www.iti.org.uk

The Library Association

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United Kingdom

The UK professional body for librarians and information managers http://www.la-hq.org.uk

Lit -net

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United Kingdom

Literary website from the UK's West Midlands which offers writers a load of information about events and some interesting links. www.lit-net.org

National Reading Campaign

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United Kingdom

SMOG reading level test online.

Nielsen Bookscan

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United Kingdom

UK bibliographic organisation, describing itself as 'the definitive retail monitoring service for books', which shows UK bestseller lists on its website. http://www.nielsenbookscan.co.uk/

The Arts Council of England

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United Kingdom

Through its Literature Department, the Arts Council of England provides writers awards for authors who have had at least one book published and support for translation schemes, publishing and education. http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/  Read more

Public Lending Right Scheme

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United Kingdom

Under the United Kingdom's PLR Scheme authors receive payments from government funds for the free borrowing of their books from public libraries in the United Kingdom. To qualify for payment, authors must apply to register their books. Find out how to register and the statistical data generated by it on trends in public borrowing.  Read more

National Association of Writers in Education

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United Kingdom

A professional association supporting creative writing of all genres and in all educational settings throughout the UK. They support writers in education, in universities and in the community, and have useful resources, training and job opportunities plus the Artscape directory. www.nawe.co.uk

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