Legal Services

Navigate the legal aspects of writing with the help of our experienced lawyers.

Legal Services for Authors

  • The help you need to get the best deal

    Don’t sign away your rights! We’ll review your contract line-by-line and provide a written summary and recommendations.

  • Expert legal advice

    Get answers to all your questions about copyright, free speech, business disputes, and more.

  • Indispensable legal resources

    Expand your knowledge with our library of legal references and webinar recordings.

Join the Authors Guild

The Authors Guild has served its members for decades by offering a range of legal services. We’ll review your domestic publishing contracts line-by-line, recommend specific changes, additions, and deletions, and give you negotiation tips to help you secure the best deal possible. We’ll also answer your questions about copyright and help out if you find yourself in a business dispute.

What We Help With

Contract Reviews

Identify and avoid all kinds of traps in publishing agreements.

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Copyright Advice

Get answers to all your questions about U.S. copyright requirements and protection.

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Dispute Intervention

Get help with virtually any business issue that might arise.

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We offer members free legal help, including contract reviews, copyright advice, and more. Click below to send a query to our legal team and one of our lawyers will get back to you.

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