The Society has a number of Quick Guides and Occasional Papers that answer common queries.
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The following Guides are free to download:
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The following Guides are available free to members/associates of the Society, £10 post free to non-members:
Self-Publishing Fiction, General Non-fiction, Poetry and Memoirs. Self-Publishing Specialist Non-fiction supplement
The following Guides are available free to members/associates, £7.50 post free to non-members:
The following Guides are available free to members/associates, £5 post free to non-members:
Ghost Writing/Collaboration Contracts
Indexing Your Book
Claiming for Infringement
The following Guides are free to members/associates, £2 post free to non-members:
The Protection of Titles
Your Copyrights After Your Death
Copyright in Artistic Works including Photographs
Value Added Tax 2010-2011
Income Tax 2012-2013
Libel, Privacy and Confidentiality
Marketing Your Book
Dealing with Newspapers and Magazines
The following Occasional Papers are free to members/associates, £1 post free to non-members:
Film Options on Literary Properties
Packaged Books and Co-Editions
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