ALLi runs an ongoing campaign to encourage and aid literary events, festivals, prizes, reviewers, booksellers and other interested parties to find ways to include self-publishing authors in their programs, events, listings and reviews.
There are four components to the Open Up To Indie Authors campaign:
Dan Holloway, our News Editor, and Debbie Young, our Publications Manager, have written a guidebook — Opening Up To Indie Authors — (available free to members and at all good online retailers) which assesses the opportunities and challenges and offers best practices and etiquette for both indie authors and their potential partners.
2. Email Campaign
A team of volunteers helps inan email campaign to selected partners worldwide. We’re currently reaching out to well-known people for support. (Please let us know if you’d like to volunteer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org).
3. Information Gathering
We’d also like you to take a moment to tell us anything relevant to the campaign by contacting us too — commendations for those who are doing well, recommendations to those who could do better.
We are seeking signatures for a petition, to which you can add your name right now (and pass on to your indie author friends, supporters and fans.) It only takes a moment and when you’ve signed, could you pass it to your author friends, facebook groups, or anyone who might support?
Please sign our petition here.