WRITING: Society of Authors
I am a member of the Society of Authors and I recommend that any writer worth his or her salt should get membership of a similar organisation.
Having been around for more than a century it has thousands of subscribers. Many of them are new authors who have only recently published with many of them being self-published authors.
Being a member of such an organisation gives you the inside scoop on:
how the publishing industry works
rights of authors
how to secure an agent
why you should advertise and how
as well as personal assistance with your questions, legal contracts and infringements.
There are tons of discounted books and free reports available, specifically tailored to help the author produce their book.
If you are struggling to find funding for your projects, they will frequently offer advice on where and who to secure this from.
To become a member, you have to be able to prove you have had work published.
It’s a relatively small yearly fee and produces an interesting quarterly magazine that’s full of facts and figures and great topical articles for you to learn from.
I do recommend you becoming a member of a proper bone-fide organisation, even if only to interact with other writers of like-minds.
Kaye is a freelance publisher, author and certified psychotherapist with over three decades of experience. She is also a writer for various blogs about writing, publishing, travelling and health care.
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