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Guides and Articles

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

If you are having trouble accessing any of the guides, please contact us.

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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