The Alliance of Independent Authors will be launched at the London Book Fair on Wednesday the 18th of April in the Old Press Room, 10am to noon.
The Alliance was founded in 2012 by author-turned-indie (and Writers' Hub contributor), Orna Ross. Orna writes novels, poems and creative nonfiction and has enjoyed publication by Attic Press and Penguin as well as independent self-publishing.
The Alliance supports, guides, advises, connects, promotes and advocates for self-publishing authors. It also provides a watchdog facility, as many sharks are now circling these waters. The organisation hopes to educate the literary and publishing sector about how and why writers go indie, in the hope of fostering mutually beneficial partnerships with distributors, rights agents, indie presses and bookstores.
The Alliance Advisory Board brings together successful authors and educators, bloggers and service providers, who have exceptional knowledge and skills to share and who hold the self-publishing choice in high esteem. It promotes a code of standards and encourage excellence, through advice, example and showcasing.
The event will include an author Q&A on the topic of 'How I went Indie -- and Why' with members Linda Gillard, Amazon No 1 Hazel Gaynor and New York Times bestseller Joni Rodgers and others to be announced.
Read more about the Alliance on their website.
Orna Ross will also be joining us during Birkbeck Arts Week for our panel discussion 'Self-Publishing: Vanity Fair or Brave New World'.