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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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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.
 
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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. :D

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

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