Refer a Friend to the Authors Guild

Earn $20 for each friend you invite who joins the Authors Guild. (Plus, they get $20 off too!)

There’s strength in numbers. That’s why we’re pleased to report that your Guild is stronger than ever. But with threats to free expression on the rise, we can be even stronger. 

Please tell your friends about our recent advocacy efforts and programs. And let them know about all of the great benefits of membership you already enjoy, including: 

  • Free legal help on writing and publishing matters—including written book contract reviews.
  • Author website building with our exclusive Sitebuilder software and low-cost hosting.
  • Connecting with your fellow authors, participating in conversations, and asking questions about craft, the business of writing, copyright, piracy, and more in our exclusive online Members Community.
  • Invitations to private events and networking opportunities.
  • Discounted access to a range of services from partnering vendors.
  • A subscription to the Bulletin, our publication highlighting our recent news and achievements.
  • Free seminars, covering topics such as marketing and publicity, movie deals, estate planning, and more.

Now is the time to remind your writer friends that the Guild has long served as the collective voice of American authors on Capitol Hill, in the courtroom, and at the negotiating table with publishers. We have your back and in these turbulent times for the book industry, we need the strength of a unified writing community.

There’s no limit to how many new members you can receive credit for. If you successfully recruit five friends to join, you will get $100 off your dues for the year ahead. To get started, log in to your account and share your custom referral link with your friends.

Promotion Rules

There’s no limit to how many new members you can receive credit for. It cannot be applied to additional support or web services fees, but it can be credited for your dues payments over multiple years. Refer three writers who join, and we’ll slice $60 off your next year’s dues; refer five new members, and we’ll cut your dues by $100.

You will only receive a credit if your friend is accepted into the Guild. Please be patient as it may take us several weeks to process all the new applications and apply the credit(s) to your account. If you renew your dues in the meantime, your dues credit will be applied to next year’s dues. We recommend logging in when you renew, so that you can see your pending credits.

Only eligible members will be approved for membership. Please see eligibility details.

To track your referrals and see how much credit you’ve earned, just log in and visit your account page.

Questions? Contact us.