The club was founded after a series of discussions in Hastings about what writers and others in independent publishing need. It is a facility for a select group of published authors, illustrators, and others with an interest in high quality publication.
The club’s private forum gives members a secure place to develop and discuss work, share information about writing, publishing and marketing, and socialise among like-minded people. Members attend book fairs and organise launches and other events in the UK and abroad, and enjoy occasional informal meetings.
Membership costs £15 per year, or £5 for the first year for competition short-listed authors. Membership offers access to the forum; a showcase for members' work on the website, at events and other marketing activities; an opportunity to contribute to all aspects of Earlyworks Press books, and discounts on Earlyworks Press publications.