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.

Legal Help

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.

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Authors Guild Regional Chapters

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.

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International Press Cards

As a new benefit to our members, the Authors Guild now offers two-year IFJ International Press Cards. Press Cards provide working journalists with an instant form of identification as a professional journalist committed to ethical standards and solidarity between media professionals. Membership offers card holders numerous benefits.

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Seminars & Events

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.

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Author Websites & Email

Members of the Authors Guild have access to various web services, including website hosting, domain name registration, personalized email accounts, and our free or low-cost website building service.

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Writers' Resource Library

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.

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Member Profiles

Connect with Authors Guild members. Member profiles are *opt in* so only those members who have chosen to be listed are included.

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Exclusive Member Discounts & Offers

Exclusive discounts and special opportunities including discounts on hotels, scholarly journal and magazine subscriptions, and more.

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The Bulletin

The Authors Guild Bulletin is a quarterly publication covering the latest in publishing, copyright, legal, and legislative news.

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Back in Print: Ebook & POD

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.

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Media Liability Insurance

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.

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Become a Member

Log in to your member account. If you are a member and do not have an online account, get in touch with the Authors Guild via our contact form.