Products and Services

SoA Members and Associates receive discounts on a wide range of products, services and places to stay. Inclusion on this page does not imply SoA endorsement of the services or products.

Nielsen Book Research I Europ Car I Euroscript I IngramSpark I Languages 2000 I The Literary Gift Company I Oxford Editors I Ricoh I Scrivener I Specsavers I The Pen ShopWord Factory

Forest Holidays I Gladstone's Library I Original Cottages I Royal Over-Seas League I Goodenough Club


Nielsen Book Research

Nielsen Book Research provides the book industry, in key markets, with independent retail sales analysis and consumer insight. They offer a wide variety of products and services to suit the needs and budgets of a diverse client base.

Nielsen Book Research offer SoA Members and Associates access to specific ad-hoc reports at a reduced rate and 10% off any other ad-hoc report. For full details please sign in to the members' area of our website. 

Europ Car

Europ Car is a car and van rental company offering a specially discounted rate. For more information, please sign in to the members' area.


Euroscript is a London-based organisation that runs a range of writing and skills workshops for television and film scriptwriters. SoA Members and Associates are entitled to the concessionary rate on all Euroscript courses. 


IngramSpark help authors to self-publish, with access to distribution, production, creation and book assembly services all on one platform. 

They're offering to waive the cost of setting up a title with them (usually £29) and any subsequent revision fees (usually £15 per revision) to SoA members. Sign in to the members' area for the offer code. 

Languages 2000

Languages 2000 run London-based courses in French, Italian, Spanish and German for various abilities. Teacher Susan Isaacs (herself an author and SoA member) has an MA from Oxford and has been running courses in the city for the past twenty five years. 

SoA members receive £20 off all winter courses. 

The Literary Gift Company

The Literary Gift Company produces their own range of gorgeous and unusual literary products that make ideal gifts for book lovers. SoA Members and Associates can receive a 10% discount. Sign in to the members' area to find out how.

The Oxford Editors

The Oxford Editors is an international literary consultancy and agency made up of published authors, successful screenwriters, ghostwriters, copy-editors and proofreaders.

SoA Members and Associates are entitled to a 10% discount on manuscript assessment services and 20% on copy-editing and proof reading services. For more information, please sign in to the members' area.


Ricoh printers and consumables are available to our members and associates at special discount prices through Sandtony. For details of the offer, please sign in to the members' area.



Visit the Scrivener web store at, select a regular licence for Scrivener on your preferred platform (Windows and MAC versions available), then enter the discount code in the "coupon code" field during the checkout process for a 20% discount. To get the code, please sign in to the members' area of our website. 


Specsavers offer our Members and Associates an in-store voucher for £20 off complete glasses from their £99 or above range. For further details, please sign in to the members' area of our website. 

The Pen Shop

SoA Members and Associates can receive 10% off orders in store and over the phone (0800 0328 918) at The Pen Shop. For further details, please sign in to the members' area of the website. 

Word Factory 

Word Factory are the UK's leading promoter of short story writers. This year their programme of events celebrates classic and contemporary female short story writers in a series of readings, discussions and masterclasses - with authors including A.L. Kennedy, Kirsty Gunn, Deborah Levy and Neil Gaiman. 

SoA members are entitled to £5 off all events. For details of how to access the discount, sign in to the members' area.



Forest Holidays

If you need to escape to write, or need an escape from writing, a Forest Holidays getaway could be perfect for you. You can choose from nine locations on Forestry Commission land across the UK. 

For more information, please sign in to the members' area of this website. 

Gladstone's Library

Gladstone's Library comprises a residential library and meeting place which is dedicated to dialogue, debate and learning. The peaceful setting and relaxed atmosphere provide the ideal space for authors looking to generate new work or finalise a manuscript. 

SoA members are entitled to 20% off accommodation. For more information, please sign in to the members' area

Original Cottages

Original Cottages provides self-catering holiday cottages in England and Wales. SoA members receive a 5% discount on all bookings. Log in to view the discount code.


The Royal Over-Seas League

This club, with premises in central London and Edinburgh, offers Members and Associates of the Society of Authors a 25% joining fee discount.

Further details are available in the members' area of the website

The Goodenough Club

Members and Associates can pay club rates at this handsome Georgian building in Mecklenburgh Square, Bloomsbury. Sign in to the members' area for more information.

Although we have the above special offers in place, we recommend that you check last-minute sites such as LateRooms before making a booking, as greater discounts can sometimes be found.