Altruism, as in unselfish regard or devotion to the well-being of the group, is probably the best attribute of Indie Authors. It’s amazing how many methods of support the self-publishing community have created to help other writers learn the business, network and ultimately sell books. Indie Authors Unite is another great resource as their slogan would suggest… writers helping writers.
From the site–If you want to become Self-Published or go with a Small Publishing House, you are going to have to do a lot of your own promotion. Join us today and learn from those who are succeeding on the Indie path. This venture was started to help others who wanted to become successful in their writing careers. It’s never too early to start learning how to promote your work or to learn from others who are established in the career that you have chosen.
The site began in 2010 as a collaborative effort of about a dozen writers who met on Facebook and discussed ways to help each other, and thus help themselves, in the process. When creative minds get together–ideas spark, and it wasn’t long before the website became a reality. Today there are over 150 members and growing. One of the current site managers, Samantha Fury, fellow Indie author and friend introduced me to IAU. Samantha writes the Street Justice series including Tidal Wave and Charlie’s Angel, both available at Amazon.
“We’re a base for Indies to place links and blurbs for their books so readers can discover them,” Samantha told me. The way to do that is to join the site and fill out a membership form, which will help get you processed and added to IAU. Once accepted, they’ll post a profile picture along with links to your website and books.
They also have a Facebook Group and a News Updates site for the publishing industry, very informative. There is a forum, a link for contests and lots of book trailer videos for readers to see. Overall, this site really does a lot for Indie authors–nice to see the altruism continuing.
As the saying goes, “a rising tide lifts all boats.”
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