Save money with your membership

As a Member of ALCS, you’re entitled to certain discounts to help make your life as a writer easier.

50% discount on an annual subscription to The Bookseller

The Bookseller is offering a 50% discount to members of ALCS on their magazine and digital subscriptions. Thanks to a government announcement, the publication no longer has to charge VAT to new subscribers based in the UK. This means that writers who want to purchase a personal subscription will not only get the weekly Bookseller magazine at the special half-price ALCS rate, they also won’t have to pay any VAT on top of that.

Subscribing to The Bookseller can help you keep pace with the book trade from the inside and provide you with a constant source of facts and ideas, all in one place. Get access to the latest book charts, previews, publishing news and much more. See more details here.


20% discount on membership with the Royal Society of Literature

ALCS members can enter the discount code ALCS2019 here to receive a 20% discount on membership with the Royal Society of Literature (RSL).

If becoming a member of the RSL is of interest to you, ALCS members can enjoy a 20% discount off RSL membership (£48 for Individual, reduced from £60, and £32 for Young Persons, reduced from £40). Membership is open to everyone and offers the benefits and joys of a literary festival and book club rolled into one, all year round. All RSL members can attend RSL events – over 20 each year – free of charge, bring a guest to each event at a discounted price of £5, subscribe for free to RSL Review magazine, attend RSL members-only book groups and attend the RSL Summer Party and presentation of new Fellows.


20% off Full or Joint Society of Authors membership

ALCS members can use the code ALCS20 here for 20% off Full or Joint Society of Authors membership.

As a member of the Society of Authors you’ll receive unlimited advice on professional issues, including clause-by-cause contract vetting; benefit from lobbying and collective negotiation; discounts on books, insurances and membership to many affiliated organisations. Your membership puts you at the heart of the author community – at events, member-led groups around the country, and in special interest groups – for professional development, campaigning, community, and more.