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Watchdog: The Two-Way Ethics of Authors and Service Providers

    Continuing the conversation begun in ALLi’s Ethical Author campaign towards the end of 2014, ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammaetteo draws attention to the importance of indie authors behaving ethically towards service providers. Ethical Behavior Is Not An Option I’ve seen a lot of talk—complaining actually—about the ethics of traditional publishers, vanity presses, and even […]

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Are You An Ethical Author?

When concerned author member Jane Steen, wrote a guest post about author ethics here on the Self-Publishing Advice Blog a while back, neither she nor ALLi anticipated the reverberations. Most authors are ethical, yet unethical behaviour is grabbing headlines, bringing our profession into disrepute and frightening reviewers and book bloggers. Could ALLi do something, we were asked. Jane has […]

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Opinion: Why We Need to Talk About Ethics in Self-publishing

Historical novelist Jane Steen turns the spotlight on ethical issues  – an aspect of self-publishing that she deems to be as important as quality in gaining wider acceptance of self-published books. I’m enthusiastic about the Open Up To Indies campaign, looking forward to the day when it’s commonplace to see indie authors everywhere—bookstores, libraries and […]

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