American Booksellers Association
UK Booksellers Association
Canadian Booksellers Association
Australian Booksellers Association
Literary Festivals & Events
Book Reviewers & Reviews
I, and the Alliance of Independent Authors, urge you to find ways to include self-publishing writers as a matter of priority.
As you know, more and more writers are turning to self-publishing and many such authors are producing work of proven value to readers.
While recognising that there are challenges in incorporating such writers, it has become a necessity, if book stores, libraries, literary events and reviewers are to be inclusive of writers. And fully serving readers.
I trust you will give this matter the attention it deserves.
Founder Orna Ross writes:
The books infrastructure lags behind the reality that is this vibrant sector of the literary community. Self-publishers regularly find their books excluded from all sorts of opportunities, often on dubious grounds….The campaign was formed from a belief: that the wider world of books, be it libraries, bookshops, literary festivals, reviewers or professional associations and institutions, can only benefit from including author-publishers.