Give the Gift of Membership Share on Twitter (opens in a new tab) on Facebook (opens in a new tab) on Linkedin (opens in a new tab) via email A membership to the Authors Guild makes a perfect gift for the writer in your life! From webinars on marketing to our Guide to Self-Publishing, a membership gift includes a wealth of resources for professional development including Educational webinarsOur online Member CommunityRegional chapters in 16 metro areasExclusive discountsThe BulletinAuthor websites (available at the Emerging Writer level)Media liability insurance For more than a century, the Guild has fought for the rights of authors. By giving the gift of membership, you will also be helping us with our advocacy efforts to combat piracy, fight for better publishing contracts and timely compensation, and improve copyright legislation so that creators can continue making a living from their work. Give the gift of membership today! Give a Gift If you would like your gift recipient to be notified of their gift in time for Christmas, please purchase your gift by 12/21, 3 p.m. ET so that we have time to enter the recipient into our database and schedule the notification. Gifts received after this time will be notified 1/4. While Regular and Associate Memberships are not currently an option on the Give a Gift form, please contact us if you believe your recipient qualifies for a higher level. New memberships are processed once a week in batches, so recipients typically receive notification of their gift 3-5 business days after purchase, and their digital welcome kit within 2 weeks.