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Partnership approval

We provide a comprehensive and trustworthy guide to the global self-publishing services sector through our approved Partner Membership scheme.

Who are Partner Members?

Partner Members can be individuals or organizations, and they range from huge companies like Amazon KDP and Apple iBooks to family businesses or individual freelance editors and designers. Many of these are writers themselves, and many more are otherwise embedded in the writing and publishing community.

Partner members who strive to give good service to authors are a vital part of our alliance. Our aim is to connect indie authors with the best author services available, and we do that in a variety of ways:

  • The searchable Partner Member database in the member zone.
  • Our annual Partner Member directory.
  • Our online member forums
  • A variety of sponsorship, advertising and promotion opportunities for partner members

How does the approval process work?

After a company or individual signs up as a Partner Member, our watchdog desk begins an assessment process to ensure its approach, customer service, and pricing complies with ALLi guidelines. Our Watchdog Desk also issues service reports and ratings.

We rely on our own assessment, feedback from ALLi Advisors and the wider author community, internet research, and sometimes mystery shopping to make our evaluations.

Considerations include:

  • Do business practices comply with ALLi’s code of standards?
  • Does the service have connections to businesses that fail to comply or have previously been denied Partner Membership?
  • Are rates appropriate to service level, reach, and reputation?
  • Is the business presentation contemporary, professional, and reflective of the service being offered
  • Are there positive testimonials from credible author clients?

Only services we believe are doing a good job for authors are admitted as Partner Members.

If there are any apparent questions or issues, we get in touch to discuss proposed adjustments to the service. If either party decides, at any point in the assessment process and for whatever reason, that we are not a fit, fees are refunded and membership reversed.

Contact us

Author members: If you have feedback about any ALLi Partner services, or any other self-publishing service, please email us.

Partner Members: If you wish to discuss any aspect of your membership or service to authors.

All communications are strictly confidential.

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