A British author and former literary agent has established an international non-profit organization for self-published authors. The Alliance of Independent Authors will represent the interests of self-publishers when they have to deal with agents, booksellers, wholesalers, and trade publishing companies.
Organizer Orna Nass hopes to sign up 500 members in the first year. She plans to offer a newsletter, a helpline, monthly meetings, and a biannual conference. This could be a real boon for self-publishers. Even though it is in Britain, it might we worth looking at.