ALLi wants to commend good author-services and, through our Watchdog Desk, alert writers to providers that overcharge, under-deliver, or in any way exploit writers.
Publishing service providers (from individual freelance operators like writing consultants, editors, designers and formatters, to printers, book distributors, marketing and promotion services, all the way to huge global players like Amazon, join ALLi as Partner Members.
In doing so, they agreeing thereby to adhere to our Code of Standards and to being vetted.
Good author-services are a valued strand in our alliance. Once accepted as a Partner Member, service providers reach ALLi Author Members through our member forums, database and directory. They can also offer discounts and deals to author members, showcase services and successes and contribute to the ALLi blog.
Partners upload a profile and receive a listing in our Find A Service database in the member area. Author Members, and other authors interested in self-publishing, search this database for vetted, trusted services. Partners are listed under both service category and territory.
Self-Publishing Services Directory
This Directory of our Partner Members now publishes annually and is updated quarterly. It is delivered to existing ALLi members and the wider author community through our Self-publishing Advice Centre and goes with us to Book Fairs and events.
Discounts & Deals
Our Partner Members offer our Author Members exclusive discounts and deals.
Partner Members answer author queries and offer service in our private member forums.
Becoming A Partner Member
Fees for partner membership are staggered, depending on how many employees your company has.
To become a Partner Member of our alliance, go here.
Your application will then be assessed.
As part of your assessment, you will be asked to agree the following:
I have read ALLi’s definition of “independent authors” and assert that our company wishes to support such authors in the work of publishing with ethics and excellence, of being the creative director of their projects and careers and of building successful author business.
I have read ALLi’s Code of Standards and assert that our company aligns with these and makes every effort to fulfill our professional, legal and ethical obligations to authors.
I have read ALLi’s Service Ratings and assert that we do not work with, or refer authors, or otherwise partner with any company or organization given a “Caution” rating on that list.
In the event of a dispute, I am prepared to work with the ALLi Watchdog Desk to resolve issues speedily and to mutual satisfaction
PLEASE NOTE: While you are free to browse the partner member area during the application process, we would ask you to refrain from uploading your profile or joining in our networking forums until your membership is passed.
If we find something that doesn’t fit well with the ALLi ethos, we’ll discuss it with you, offering you a chance to explain and make changes if necessary.
If improvement or alignment is not forthcoming (or if we don’t get a reply from you at the email address used to apply) full fees will be refunded.
Once the vetting process is complete Resources Director, Philip Lynch, will welcome you to full membership and send your membership badge and upload information.