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.
Send us your news, an article link or some pictures of your events and we'll post it on a page like this.
Once we've posted, we share it to all our social media accounts (over a 'steady' release), and to our mailing list. In all, you have the potential to reach over 12,000 new readers and book buyers.
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