One movement in the indie publishing world these days is the author co-op. Yes, indie authors are banding together to publish each other. Author co-ops are groups of authors that volunteer their time and expertise to help other members publish and/or promote their work.
Author co-ops were praised at the recent PubSmart conference and online cooperative communities for writers are on the rise. But are they viable? Can they work for you? Here is some great recent intel on the author co-op concept and some resources to learn more:
Can an Author Co-Op Work For You? – Wise Ink
The indie author community has always provided a strong support network but now it seems that indie authors are banding together to publish each other. Author co–ops are groups of authors that volunteer their time and …
To Author Co–op or not to Author Co–op – Indies Unlimited
When choosing an author co–op, be sure to find out what will be required of you. … Sweat equity could also require authors to take on jobs that help with the promotion, expansion, and learning for the authors in the co–op.
An Author–run Publishing Co-op With a Record of Success – Book View Cafe
The Book View Cafe is an author–run publisher with some 200 books to its credit and 40+ members, including award winner authors and bestsellers, now producing 10 books a month.
Why Self–Publishers Should Go it Alone, Together – The Book Designer
Why Self–Publishers Should Go it Alone, Together by Jordan Rosenfeld describes how writers can make use of writers collectives.
Indie Visible: Literary Justice for All – IndieVisible
A powerhouse collective of independent writers who use joint resources and collaborative social media to deliver quality books to the masses without pushing our work through a big house…
Word Branch Independent Publishing – WordBranch
Word Branch is an independent publishing company located in the heart of Appalachia. We represent talented new and emerging authors who need a venue to make their voices heard…