The Authors Guild advocates for the rights of writers by supporting free speech, fair contracts, and copyright. We create community and we fight for a living wage.
Membership in the Authors Guild gives you immediate access to services that span the entire professional life of a writer, from contract reviews and legal advice to web hosting and marketing resources.
Navigate the legal aspects of writing with the help of our experienced lawyers.
Manage your online presence with our web services for members.
Insurance and Discounts
Find insurance coverage and discounted services to support you and your writing business.
Get involved and find the support of a local writing community in your area.
The Authors Guild offers resources to help you in every stage of your professional writing career, from comprehensive guides breaking down complex legal topics to event recordings exploring every area of the writing business.
Model Trade Book Contract
The Authors Guild Guide to Self-Publishing
Avoiding Publishing Scams
The Authors Guild exists to support working writers and their ability to earn a living from authorship. We work to protect free speech, honor copyright, and ensure fair compensation practices in the changing publishing landscape.
We are dedicated to preserving effective copyright protection so authors can make a living writing.
We oppose all forms of censorship and support legislation protecting freedom of expression.
We have worked to ensure fair contract terms between authors and publishers since our inception.
Book banning obstructs the right to read and publish freely and makes it harder for professional writers to earn a living.
Ask the Authors Guild: Collective Action
On Thursday, February 2, we’ll discuss the Authors Guild’s proposals to allow authors and other freelance creators to engage in collective economic action and why we are seeking legislation to address this.
February 2 - February 2, 2023
Media Training for Authors, Part I: Producing Videos and Giving Interviews
February 7 - February 7, 2023
Media Training for Authors, Part II: Public Speaking Tips to Sell More Books
February 28 - February 28, 2023
News Roundup: January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023
ACX to Roll Out Tax Cover Letters per AG Suggestion
January 26, 2023
Victor Saul Navasky: July 5, 1932–January 23, 2023
January 25, 2023
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The Marketplace is a one-stop shop for finding experienced book coaches, editors, writers, and more, all of whom are members of the Authors Guild.
Member Spotlight: Jeffrey Dale Lofton
Member Spotlight: Brenda Clark Thomas
Member Spotlight: Don Durkee
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