Dear SATW prospective member and current members:
The Society of American Travel Writers has been working with many other author groups as part of the Authors Coalition to reclaim non-title-specific royalties from photocopies made abroad. To date, we have collected over $200,000, which is used to support the organization including member benefits like enhancing SATW professional development. Our share of the money collected is determined by the responses that we get from the ACA survey. Your prompt and accurate answers will determine how much money we receive in the coming year.
The survey is fairly short and simple. If your membership is not approved, your answers will not be included in our final count. Please check the categories to which you belong, i.e., in which you qualify as a published author. If you do not qualify, please indicate this in the Submission Confirmation section below. Do not check more than one genre for each published work. For purposes of this survey, a "published" work means that 1) the work is reasonably capable of being photocopied abroad and is not self-published, or 2) if the work is self-published, that there have been no fewer than 1,000 copies sold, that the work is commercially distributed outside the U.S. and is reasonably capable of being photocopied abroad. For purposes of this survey, author-subsidized publications shall be considered self-published. We know that the list is not inclusive, but all Coalition members must use this list because this is how foreign reprographic rights organizations conduct their surveys to determine what kinds of non-title specific works are being photocopied.
Thanks for your co-operation.