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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

British Council

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United Kingdom

This government-supported body is best-known for its activities overseas, but in fact provides a great deal of information which is of interest to writers. http://www.britishcouncil.org/  Read more

Copyright Licensing Agency

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United Kingdom

CLA is the UK's Reproduction Rights Organisation. It is responsible for looking after the interests of rights owners over the copying of books, journals and periodicals. A non-profit making company, it is owned by its members, the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society and the Publishers Licensing Society. www.cla.co.uk

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

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