Books and subscriptions


10% discount on books in all branches on presentation of your SoA member card.


Receive 10% off any purchase, on production of a valid SoA ID card in all branches, including Hatchards.
Offer not valid on credit or account sales, titles that are already price promoted, vouchers or tokens, Sony Reader, or in coffee concessions.


Foyles offers an instore discount of 15% at all its branches. There is also an online discount, minimum of 10% (including items already on offer). Use the link and enter the discount code SOA10 in the promo code box when going through checkout.

For those who have not yet signed up to the Foyles loyalty scheme ‘Foyalty’, it is worth noting that the scheme can be used in conjunction with our discount. See

Edinburgh University Press

SoA members can get a 15% online discount on books with the code SOA15. Enter this in the ‘Discount Codes’ box in your basket before checkout. 

The Folio Society

The Folio Society has been publishing beautiful illustrated editions of the world’s greatest books for more than 65 years. 

Bindings crafted in buckram, cotton, silk or leather, blocked with imaginative designs; illustrations commissioned from artists of the calibre of Quentin Blake, Tom Phillips and John Vernon Lord; introductions by leading writers such as Margaret Atwood, Colm Toíbin and Sebastian Faulks: there are hundreds of beautifully bound and illustrated Folio Society fiction and non-fiction books to discover. 

Society of Authors members and associates can enjoy a preferential 15% discount on most Folio Society books* as well as a host of special offers when you click on: and enter the code F15PA at checkout.

*15% off does not apply to special offers or limited editions.

Oxford University Press

25% discount on Academic, Professional and General titles, so long as purchase is for your own use. Enter the code SOA25 in the promo code field in the shopping basket. You can also order by phone on 01536 452640, quoting the same reference.

Skoob Books

Skoob Books boasts London’s broadest selection of second-hand academic books, including large collections of used books in Philosophy, Psychology, Modern Literature, Art, History, Politics, Economics, Classics, Science and Technology. Receive a 10% discount when you show your current ID card in store.


BookBrunch is a daily book trade online news service. SoA members receive a 15% discount on the full service (£99 a year). Subscribe here and enter SOCAUTHORS in the promotional code box. You can also register for a free headline news service at


SoA Members and Associates are entitled to a 1-year JPASS access plan for $149 (around £90), a 25% discount on the listed rate. JPASS includes unlimited reading throughout the collection, and 120 article downloads from more than 1,500 humanities, social science, and science journals in the JSTOR archival collections. To take advantage of this offer follow this link.

Modern Poetry in Translation

Modern Poetry in Translation was founded by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort in London in 1965 to get vital poetry out from behind the iron curtain. The magazine has been in print ever since, bringing new ways of writing and thinking into the English language. According to John Berger, it is “the Fifth International, anyone who wants to change the world and see it changed should join.”

A subscription gives you access to three print editions a year and full access to their digital archive. Members and Associates can get 20% off their first year’s subscription by entering the code soa2017 when asked for a coupon at the checkout:

London Review of Books

The London Review of Books has stood up for the tradition of the literary and intellectual essay in English since 1979.

Members and Associates are entitled to a special UK annual subscription rate of £25 for 30 issues. Please follow this link:

New Welsh Review

New Welsh Review is Wales’s foremost literary magazine in English and has been offering a vital outlet for the very best new fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, a forum for critical debate and a rigorous and engaged reviewing culture for the over twenty years.

Use code socauth01 on their website to receive £2 off the cost of an annual subscription and on renewals.

SoA Members and Associates are entitled to specially reduced annual subscription rate of £14.99 by Direct Debit. Please email John Rhydderch at [email protected] and quote Society of Authors NWR sub offer to take advantage of the discount.

Poetry Wales

Founded in 1965, Poetry Wales is the national poetry magazine of Wales, publishing internationally respected contemporary poetry, features and reviews in its triannual print and digital magazine. It is the host of Wales Poetry Award and Wales Poetry Day. 
Use the code SOCIETYA for 20% off annual standard, Gold and Welsh Gold print subscriptions.

The Oldie

The Oldie was started 25 years ago by Richard Ingrams, the former Editor of Private Eye, as a light-hearted, funny magazine for older people. SoA members can get 12 issues for £12 – a saving of £42 – and a free copy of The Very Best of The Oldie: The First Twenty-Five Years (worth £7.95).

To order this subscription, follow this link to the The Oldie website or call 0330 333 0195 and quote SOA19.