Thirteen Chapters Launched for Independent Authors

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Association of Independent Authors launches thirteen chapters for its members to meet at selected locations around the world including ten chapters in the USA

Dramatic changes in the publishing industry including advances in technology have created unlimited opportunities for authors to take control of their writing careers. Authors are no longer stuck on the time-consuming and often demoralizing path to a publishing house.

A role of the Association of Independent Authors is to establish and maintain standards for its members with regard to both writing, and a code of conduct for when dealing with others in the industry. In the same way individual publishing houses offer an implied guarantee of editorial quality for the titles they publish, the Association of Independent Authors assumes a similar role for its members who are career-focused professionals engaged in the art of writing.

The formation of thirteen chapters across the globe offers an opportunity for members in those locations to meet face-to-face, and to develop initiatives suited to their local community, for example monthly events with guest speakers, trade fairs, library programs, community charity events, book launches, tours and signings, coffee shop promotions, and hosting local literary events.

Authors who have self-published, those who plan to do so in the future, and authors who have previously published with a publishing house but who plan to self-publish in the future, are invited to join the AiA this month with a first-year complimentary membership using the Promo Code: CHAPTERS

Recent releases by our members include:

The Indie Author Guide: Self-Publishing Strategies Anyone Can Use, April Hamilton
Becoming an Indie Author (Smart Self-Publishing), Zoe Winters
How to Sell More Books on Amazon, Dana Lynn Smith
How to Publish a Kindle Book with, Cynthia Reeser

A Higher Court: One Man's Search for the Truth of God's Existence, John L. Betcher
Kill Me Next Week (Liz Baker, book 2), Christie Silvers

About the Association of Independent Authors

The Association of Independent Authors is global membership organization representing and advancing the interests of independent authors with Chapters in the USA: Arlington (VA), Bradenton, Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, New York, Portland (OR), Richmond (VA), San Antonio and San Diego; Australia: Brisbane; London and Singapore.

Our vision is that independent publishing will be the preferred, first choice for all authors, and 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. The inaugural conference of the AiA will be held in San Francisco in August 2012. Submissions close 1 March 2011.

Melanie Walsh
Director, Membership Services


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