The Society of authors has a number of events and programs that are organized for the benefit of its members as well as educating the masses about the importance of certain issues faced by the authors of this world. Members of the SoA have ample opportunity to get the best advice, find great support groups, attend workshops and more to better their skills or knowledge. Some of the exclusive events that are for members only which will be taking place are as follows:
- Society of Authors – AGM & Summer Lunch
Behind every gathering, there is an agenda. The purpose behind the organization of the AGM & Summer Lunch in Scotland is to bring the members of that chapter together. The AGM is free and all members can attend. The Summer Lunch takes place after the AGM and for a certain fee, refreshments as well as food is provided. It is no simple lunch affair. Many of the tables will be dedicated to certain themes and issues that can get the authors discussing amongst themselves and get to meet other likeminded individuals. These topics can vary from self publishing, to teaching the art of writing to even marketing. People can choose to participate in the discussions by seating themselves at the table before moving on to try out other courses as well as topic of conversations.
- Future Books, Future Authors
Organized by the SoA, this event looks to the future of writing and the issues that surround it. Will the advent of technology in the book business help authors all over the world and will it create better relationships between the creative and the corporate? Is now the best time for writers, illustrators and poets to emerge? Can they take advantage of opportunities without falling into the trap of the many pitfalls that await them? This event has a panel of notable figures who are self published, published and hybrid authors who are capable of discussing all these topics and more.
- EBook Workshops
For any eBook writer, self publishing produces many questions. This workshop looks to cover everything that you need to know when considering self publishing your work. You will receive practical advice as well as guidance on how to prepare your eBook for publication, on marketing and where to sell it. For those who are looking to understand the world of self publication, especially in a world where the authors are looking to gain more control over the royalties as well as their book, this is a topic that is much needed today.
- Getting it Right: Travel Writing
Many times authors find themselves in a bit of a pickle. Writers block hits them hard and they have no idea on how to progress from the twist in the plot they introduced the last chapter. Every writer needs a bit of a helping hand from time to time and if they feel that they’ve reached the dead end with their research, this event may help them clear up the fogginess in their mind. Getting it right is an exclusive series by a group of experts and authors who help you achieve better accuracy in your work.
- In- House Website and Social Media Surgeries
For anybody and any product to succeed, it must have the proper amount of exposure en Social Media. This is part of marketing your product, in this case, a book. This could be from as something as simple as setting up your own blog as a writer to attract fans, to uploading new content for your blog or website or even getting up to date with all facets of social media networking, these one on one sessions will help you learn how to market and handle social media better.