The Society of Authors is a non-profit making organisation, founded in 1884, “to protect the rights and further the interests of authors”
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Advice and guidance

Members of the Society receive individual advice and guidance with any problems that occur as a writer.

The Society’s staff vet publishing contracts and assist members in dispute with publishers. (see Legal Advice & Publications).

Many members see membership of the Society as a form of insurance, which can be important even if you have an agent.

All of the services mentioned above are covered by an annual subscription of £90. Excellent value when you consider that a typical hour’s consultation with an intellectual property lawyer costs around £400.

If you are not already a member of the Society and would like to be sent a membership booklet, please email your postal address to us.