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Augustus Thomas

Augustus Thomas  

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(b. St Louis, Mo., 8 Jan. 1857; d. Nyack, NY, 12 Aug. 1934)Playwright, considered by many the best of his period. He made a determined effort to see that ...
author–publisher agreements

author–publisher agreements  

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Contractual agreements between authors of books and publishers of those books have been and remain an essential instrument for an orderly market in commercial book publishing.1. Contract and ...
Bronson Howard

Bronson Howard  

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(1842–1908)American playwright. His first major success was Saratoga (1870), a satiric examination of the stylish resort. After a series of lacklustre plays, Howard caught the public imagination with ...
Cholmondeley Award for Poets

Cholmondeley Award for Poets  

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Founded in 1966 by Sybil Cholmondeley, marchioness of Cholmondeley, and administered by the UK’s Society of Authors, this is the leading lifetime achievement award for British poets. Since 1991, the ...
Dramatists Guild

Dramatists Guild  

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American advocacy organization for playwrights, composers, and lyricists. First organized in 1912, the Guild began writing contracts for dramatic authors in 1926. It has been continuously outspoken ...
Edward Childs Carpenter

Edward Childs Carpenter  

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(1872–1950), playwright.Born in Philadelphia, he became a newspaperman after leaving school and quickly rose to an editorial position. In 1903 he published his first novel and two years later ...
literary agent

literary agent  

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The role of literary agent—that is, of middleman between author and publisher—began to develop towards the end of the 19th century, A. P. (Alexander Pollock) Watt (1834–1914) being frequently cited ...
Public Lending Right

Public Lending Right  

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A right achieved by Act of Parliament in 1979. The idea that the author of a book (in copyright) should be paid for its use by a public, commercial, or ...
royalty

royalty  

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A percentage of box-office receipts paid to the author of a play. From 1791 playwrights in France received royalties on the night's receipts, the percentages varying according to the importance ...
Sir Walter Besant

Sir Walter Besant  

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(1836–1901),collaborated with James Rice and together they produced several best‐selling novels, including Ready‐Money Mortiboy (1872), The Golden Butterfly (1876), and The Chaplain of the Fleet ...

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