Check these out before you join to be sure it is what you actually want and need for your writing career. Ask other people about their experiences before putting out money for dues or services. I’m not making recommendations. These are organizations that are available or were when they were posted. Best of luck in your writing careers and welcome to the journey.
The Alliance of Independent Authors
This Alliance is an international group based in London, England. They are “a non-profit, professional association for self-publishing writers. Founded by Orna Ross, a bestselling author, it launched at London Book Fair 2012. The organization is quartered in London with members all over the world. ALLi offers advice, support, education, contacts and community to author-publishers. Its global team of advisors and partners work together within and outside the publishing industry to foster ethics and excellence in self-publishing and encourage success. Their mission is the democratisation of publishing through community, partnership and author empowerment.”
The Association provides membership profiles, a forum and resources for self-published authors. The association has a “best book of the year” competition.
The Independent Book Publishers Association
IBPA’s mission is to lead and serve the independent publishing community by providing advocacy, education and tools for success.
The Coalition of Independent Authors
The Coalition of Independent Authors is a community of writers that has been organized by self-published authors for the purpose of reaching their audiences who want to reach buyers.
The Association of Independent Authors
The Association of Independent Authors is a non-profit organization whose vision is to make independent publishing the preferred “first choice” for all authors.
The Independent Author Index
The Independent Author Index provides not only a directory of services for self-published authors but also a way to announce your book giveaways and other promotional events to subscribers and site visitors, as well as other services.
The Indie Writer’s Network
The Indie Writer’s Network provides a place for self-published authors from around the world to share ideas and experiences and to learn from each other.
Indie Writers Support
Indies Unlimited is a blog with over 4,000 posts that shares a wealth of information concerning self-publishing and the industry.
The Independent Authors Guild
The Independent Authors Guild was founded by authors with a common conviction that the publishing world is changing and that the current traditional publishing business model is not meeting the needs of the authors.