Founded in the famous region of United Kingdom in the year 1884, the society of authors has been serving the authors community for decades now. Catering around 9000 associates and members the basic purpose behind the creation of the company or society was to protect the interest of the authors and to address the issues that they may face during their day to day operations. These issues may be related to personal disputes and may also relate to contractual matters.
In this article we will give you a brief review on the society of authors, what’s the purpose behind its creation and what services it provides?
Purpose of establishment:
Previously authors use to face issues related to copy right, contracts and other such problems. To cater these issues in 1884 a trade union was established by the name of society of authors. Apart from catering the day to day issues of a common author, the SOA is very much active in providing other services as well such as training of the authors, negotiating on behalf of the authors, lobbying on copyright or other issues that may affect the authors, public lending right and UK arts funding. The SOA is also involved in conducting seminars, meetings and also publishes a very informative journal by the name of “Author” which is issued quarterly.
The society of authors also acts as a representative for the estates of a variety of professional writers. Due to the length of this article we cannot name all however to mention a few we have people like Bernard Shaw, Woolf, Philip, mare and Masefield in the list. The society of authors also issues a number of prizes as well. The names of some of these prizes are The Elizabeth Longford Prize, The Imison Award and The Eric Gregory Award. Apart from these prizes, one of the most famous prizes which are given by SOA is “Authors Foundation”.
The eligibility criterion of SOA requires little effort and the criterion says that to become a member you must be a professional writer or an author who has been granted a contract from an agent or a publisher. Similarly a person who is a translator can also apply for the membership. Once you become the member of SOA then after that all your grievances and problems are taken up by the professional staff of the trade union.
If you have not become a member of this wonderful trade union, then what are you waiting for? You should immediately contact the staff members of SOA and seek membership. Becoming the member of this fantastic club will help you in dealing with common challenges which you may face as an author or a writer. There are already 9000 people who are getting remarkable services from this platform and who are very much satisfied with what they are getting. Based on their experience it is highly recommended that you should protect your interests by joining the society of Authors.