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Thread: [Service listing] All For Indies

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    Romance with Kick-Assitude! Cassie Knight's Avatar
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    [Service listing] All For Indies

    Hi all!

    Anyone have any info or thoughts on this new group that is looking for publishing service providers to join? There's a $50.00 application fee for providers. It sounds like an Angie's List for publication.

    http://allforindies.com/

    Thanks,
    Cassiel Knight
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    No page rank, not even 0. Not on the wayback archive. So I guess they are brand new and currently have zero value.

    My advice: Join them when and if they have something to sell.
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    It doesn't even have enough traffic yet to show up on Alexa.com.

    Could be good, could be useless. How do they intend to check their sources/members? If it's like the BBB or many small-press associations, the only vetting involves the membership fee being paid, and no actionable complaints listed. Too often, I see known scammers and some companies with documented problems showing up on similar lists.

    Just because a company belongs to a 'professional' organization, does not make it a better business partner.

    ETA: They are affiliated with a public relations/print services firm, a review site, and a writers convention, FWIW. I'm still inclined to wait and see if any of my known 'red flag' companies or authors show up on this list.

    ETA2: while looking in their services directory, I came across a post on their cover art services. They make the good point that many self-published covers are horrible, and professional covers can boost sales. Which is true. I just wish they'd proofread the section before they called it 'covert' art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filigree View Post
    I just wish they'd proofread the section before they called it 'covert' art.
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    It does make me think of fake handbag scammers. I can make my own dirty book covers, thanks, and if I can't, that's where I outsource. To people whose skill I've verified. Which is kinda what I was hoping for from All for Indies.

    I'm too busy getting a novella proposal ready today to sort through All for Indies' entire website, so I don't know how many unfortunate typos are really there. That was a big one to let slip.

    Has anyone dealt with the parent company, Pure Textuality?
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    I would say it is more like the opposite of Angie's List. Angie's List charges customers and is free to companies.
    Last edited by veinglory; 05-22-2014 at 01:15 AM.
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    Totally agree with everything. They are brand new so I'm not inclined to suggest any business pay. I know someone has to if they are going to get off the ground but I know I'm sure not ready to be one.

    My concern, I guess, is that it is associated with a publicity company. For some reason, and you all probably nailed it, it makes me leary. But I totally want to know about those "covert art". Gravity, I gotta see what dirty art you have.

    And by Angie's List, I meant the concept. Sorry, should have been clearer on that.
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