The Authors Guild is a not-for-profit American organization of and for authors. It has around eight thousand members, among them published authors, literary agents and attorneys who mainly deal in book publishing. The current president (as of April 2010) is Scott Turow and the current vice president is Judy Blume. It provides members with free legal and business advice on book contracts, periodical and literary agency contracts, subsidiary licensing, royalty and copyright issues and other matters relevant to publishing. It has been involved in conflicts with Google and Amazon.
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“The names of all fine authors are fictitious ones, far more so than that of Junius,simply standing, as they do, for the mystical, ever-eluding Spirit of all Beauty, which ubiquitously possesses men of genius.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)