ALLi is running 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 main parts to the campaign:
Dan Holloway and Debbie Young, our blog editor, are compiling a free guidebook, Open Up To Indie Authors: A Guide, which will offer an assessment of the opportunities for book industry people, including libraries, to work together with indie authors. The guide also offers a basic outline of some best practices and etiquette for both indie authors and their potential partners. We are looking for ALLi members to take part in a global launch with Kobo.com in April 2014. If you’d like to take part (members only) email Debbie Young and let her know.
- Email Campaign
We are gathering a team of volunteers to help in an email campaign to selected partners worldwide. In an initiative we call Name-And-Gain, this correspondence will be made public below.
We’d also like you to take a moment to tell us anything relevant to the campaign in the comments too — commendations for those who are doing well, recommendations to those who could do better — let us have yours in the comment box below.
We are seeking signatures for a petition, which we will launch in tandem with the book, to which you can add your name right now (and pass on to your indie author friends, supporters and fans.) Please sign our petition here.
Thank you for whatever support you are able to offer.