As a member of the Authors Guild, you’re entitled to our legal help, web services, access to all of our seminars and member events, our member directory, the Back in Print program, our quarterly Bulletin, and more. You can find out about all we offer by following the links below.
Our experienced legal team offers reviews of publishing (including e-publishing), agency, and other book-related contracts—at no cost to members. We’ll also provide suggestions for negotiating strategies and, if necessary, intervene in publishing disputes. Our familiarity with industry standards improves our members’ negotiating strength, leading to better, more author-friendly contracts.Learn More About Legal Help
From readings and panels to meet-and-greets with industry professionals and networking mingles, we plan to offer writers a greater variety of opportunities to connect one-on-one with each other and to foster an engaged peer community of writers united by the Authors Guild’s mission.Learn More
We hold seminars, panels, and social gatherings throughout the year to keep authors connected and up-to-date on the business and legal side of writing.Learn More About Seminars & Events
Access articles, forms, and other resources to help you in your writing career. From submitting to literary journals to finding the right agent, from managing your expectations of your publisher to marketing and promoting your work, these resources offer tips and guidance for success at every stage of your publishing career.Learn More
Exclusive discounts and special opportunities including discounts on hotels, scholarly journal and magazine subscriptions, and more.Learn More
The Back in Print program offers hands-on guidance and support to authors who want to republish their out-of-print titles as ebook and print-on-demand editions. Services include digitizing your print book, designing a new cover, handling the technical aspects of the process on your behalf, and distribution to all major online retailers through the Independent Publishers Group.Learn More About Back in Print
Protect yourself against claims of libel, invasion of privacy, copyright/trademark infringement, plagiarism, and errors & omissions with media liability insurance through AXIS PRO. Under most publishing agreements, you the author are personally liable for such claims, and even if the publisher’s insurance will cover the claim, you will likely be liable for the deductible, which can be very high.Learn More About Media Liability Insurance