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.
A. Dan Holloway (r.)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.
B. We are gathering a team of volunteers, headed up by PaTrisha-Anne Todd, to help in an email campaign to selected partners worldwide. In an initiative we call Name-And-Gain, this correspondence will be public on our blog.
C. We are seeking signatures for a petition, to which you can add your name and pass on to your indie author friends:
PETITION: please sign our petition