ALLi has three grades of author membership, from Associate up to Authorpreneur.
Full details and pricing for all our memberships are available on the Joining page.
You are eligible for Associate membership if you are preparing a book for self-publication. Students of creative writing, multimedia, or publishing with an interest in self-publishing are also eligible.
You can claim Author membership if you have published a full-length book for adults (50,000+ words) or equivalent, e.g books for children, a substantial collection of shorter works, or a full poetry collection.
Authorpreneur are full-time author-publishers earning their living through book sales. Authorpreneur members need to have sold a minimum of 50,000 books in the past two years, or KU/other business equivalent. Applications are assessed.
We also have a Partner membership program:
For self-publishing services and companies – Partner members range from sole trader, freelance editors and designers to large scale distributors like Amazon and Ingram. All are vetted by our watchdog service.
Full details and pricing is available on our Partner page.
Service Partner members can work with Author members in a number of ways. You can chat with Author members in our private groups on Facebook and LinkedIn. You get listed in our ‘Find a service’ database and Partner member directory. You could feature on our blog and news updates. You can also offer discounts and deals to author members, and have the opportunity to sponsor our programs.
Associate and Author memberships are open to all who meet the eligibility criteria.
Potential Service Partner members are assessed on joining. We take into account information supplied on application, feedback from other members and our watchdog services, research, Google rankings, social media presence, and our code of standards.
If we find something that doesn’t fit, we would check this and allow time for changes. If improvement or alignment is not forthcoming, membership is reneged and full fees refunded.
Authorpreneur membership is also assessed.
Your membership fee is taken annually.
We are a non-profit, so all funds go into the organisation for the benefit of our members. They help to run our campaigns, advocacy, and education programmes, keep our joining costs low, and make almost all our services free to members.
We want our members to benefit from membership and are confident that you will. You can cancel your membership, with a full refund, anytime within 28 days of purchasing a membership.
Yes! We have a number of advisors who can look at our member’s contracts and agreements and offer independent advice.