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Guides and Articles

The Society has a number of Quick Guides and Occasional Papers that answer common queries.

The following Guides are free to download:
 

Members/associates can view all of the Society's Guides and a large range of articles from The Author by logging into the members' area of the website.

 

The following Guides are available free to members/associates of the Society, £10 post free to non-members:

  • POD/Ebook Publishing
  • Publishing Contracts
  • Translator-Publisher Agreements
  • 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:

  • Author Appearances

 

The following Guides are available free to members/associates, £5 post free to non-members:

  • Ghost Writing/Collaboration Contracts
  • Indexing Your Book
  • Chasing Payment
  • 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
  • Vanity/Subsidy Publishing
  • Packaged Books and Co-Editions

 

To request any of the above, please email us. If you are not a member, please send your order to Publications, The Society of Authors, 84 Drayton Gardens, London SW10 9SB, enclosing a cheque made payable to The Society of Authors. You can also pay by credit/debit over the phone on 0207 373 6642 and the guides can be sent electronically.

 

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