Why belonging to associations is good…

Another way to get discovered as an author, esp an indie author, is to belong to writing associations. I belong to a few: Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA), Society of British Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and Alliance of Indepdent Authors (ALLi). As an indie author, joining ALLi was one of the best things I’ve done. They have a Facebook group where lots of questions are asked and replied to, full of useful info and help. No matter if you are a newbie or have got a few ebooks under your belt, you are welcome to ask a question or even reply. They offer free ebooks to members. But there is one major thing that helps us indies get discovered – they have a ‘Member Showcase Bulletin’ every week, where us authors can email in to the organiser, details and images of our latest release. That will then go on the bulletin on a Saturday on FB for all to see. Some members do share the post, so it gets seen by more people.

It costs £75 a year to join, but if you are a member and get someone else to become a member through your own affiliate link, you can get a 35% reduction off your membership fee.

So, if you are a new indie author and want to learn more about being an indie from other indies, and converse with like-minded authors, then ALLi is your organisation. If you are interested in joining, you can join through


You will be made welcome.


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