Sunday, February 28, 2010

Association of Independent Authors

I've just joined the Association of Independent Authors. This organization was launched in Feb. 2010. Here's how it describes itself:

The Association of Independent Authors (AiA) is a non-profit organization formed 1 January 2010 and launched 1 February 2010.
In 2008, for the first time in history, more books were self-published than those published traditionally. This growth will continue, enabled as it has been by advancing technologies and a new way of thinking about an old subject, hence the change of phrase from "self-published" to "independent author".
There are a number of forums and social networks for writers, but none, until now, that are focused specifically on the issues facing independent authors. Independent authors are also businesspeople—authorpreneurs, who need to understand all aspects of the publishing process, as well as the essentials of writing. 
Our vision is that independent publishing will be the preferred, first choice, for all authors.
Our mission is to create a culture of excellence, teamwork and professionalism in a community environment where sharing and collaboration benefits each individual member and independent authors as a whole.
I'm hoping we can get a group formed in the Tulsa, OK, area. If you're a self-published author or thinking of self-publishing, please join us!

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