You don't have to be a member, but this is just some other great things that the Authors Guild does for its members:, fiction and nonfiction:
Coronavirus Relief Programs for Authors and Freelancers
Tuesday, April 14, 1:00 p.m. ET
Join us for a discussion of how authors and freelancers can benefit from the government relief programs for economic assistance during the coronavirus crisis. We will cover qualification criteria for unemployment compensation, including those for independent contractors, loan terms, and share information to help you navigate the process.[rephrase as “We will cover qualification criteria for unemployment compensation (including those for independent contractors), loan terms, and information to help you navigate the process.
Participants: Mary Rasenberger (Executive Director, the Authors Guild), Umair Kazi (Director of Policy & Advocacy, the Authors Guild), and Rafael Espinal (Executive Director, Freelancers Union)
Create Your Own Book Video – Q&A
Monday, April 20, 5:00 p.m. ET
Amy Stewart is offering a free online class about creating your own book videos. Watch the class now on YouTube and then join Amy for a webinar Q&A to talk about how book videos can be useful to authors and to answer your questions about the class. As Amy says, “the technology is so easy that anyone with an iPad or other tablet or smartphone can shoot a high-quality video, add photos or video footage, make simple edits, and publish to online platforms.”
Book Club Strategies for Authors
Tuesday, April 28, 4:00 p.m. ET
Join author Amy Stewart for a conversation about working with both online and in-person book clubs. Amy is the author of six nonfiction books and six novels, and she has held more than 250 book club chats over Skype. In this webinar, we’ll talk about outreach strategies, working with publishers on investing in book club promotion, and ways for authors to manage book club requests.