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.
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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.
The second annual Authors Guild Words, Ideas, and Thinkers Festival will take place September 21-23, 2023 in Lenox, MA, the heart of the Berkshires. The theme of 2023 is Changing the Narrative.
September 21 - September 23, 2023
U.S. Supreme Court Agrees with Authors Guild: Transformative Use Should Not “Swallow Up” the Derivative Work Right, Safeguarding Creative Freedom for Writers
June 6, 2023
Authors Guild and Coalition Challenge Arkansas Law Limiting Access to Protected Books
June 2, 2023
News Roundup, June 2, 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: Kathleen Long Bostrom
Member Spotlight: Karen DeBonis
Member Spotlight: Diane Wolff
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