Who Can Join the AIPP?

The AIPP is intended for dedicated freelance professionals focused on providing services to self-published authors and small presses in the areas of fiction and/or creative nonfiction. We welcome members who clearly demonstrate a commitment to the quality of their work and the self-publishing profession and who work in the following capacities:

  • Editors
  • Proofreaders
  • Graphic artists
  • Book cover designers
  • Author assistants
  • Formatters/Interior book designers
  • Website designers for authors
  • Book publicists
  • Voice actors for audiobooks

Please note: The AIPP welcomes members at all stages of their professional freelance career. As such, we have few requirements save for one: you must have a website that clearly represents your business.

Membership Levels

If you’re interested in either interacting with the AIPP or joining as a paid member, please review the membership benefits below to determine whether you wish to join. Although we have a wealth of benefits, members most frequently say that the support structure the AIPP provides is the most beneficial to their businesses.

For clients wishing to post a job, please register for a Guest Membership.

We are continuously looking for partnership deals with companies, whether it be for cloud-based software discounts, stock art, or home-delivery services.

Be sure to watch this pageā€”more is in the works!

Note: Guest membership is free. For general membership, there is a $10.00 application fee for new members and reinstating members whose membership has lapsed for more than 120 days. This fee is included in the $45 membership below.


  • Access to public forums
  • Access to public articles
  • Access to public resources
  • Access to view member directory
  • Ability to post jobs
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General Member

$45/ for first year (includes $10 application fee)
  • All Guest benefits
  • Member badge with AIPP logo
  • Access to members-only forums
  • Full member directory listing
  • Access to members-only articles and resources
  • Access to classes and webinars (coming soon)
  • Voting privileges in AIPP Awards (not yet available)
  • Access to AIPP Coffee Club (Facebook group)
  • Access to AIPP Slack team chat
  • VistaPrint discount (25-50% off)
  • Discounts on classes and webinars (coming soon)
  • FreshBooks discount (10% off)
  • Dreamstime discount (50% off the first month)
  • Brain.fm discount (20% off)
  • Harvest discount (50% off first paid month)
  • Grammarly discount (30% off on the first paid month)
  • Themify discount (20% off)
  • 17Hats discount (15% off 1&2 yr subs)
  • FocusMe discount (33% off)
  • Chicago Manual of Style discount ($5 off subs/renewals)
  • Merriam-Webster discount (10% off subscriptions)
  • Jutoh discount (25% off license fee)
  • PerfectIt discount (15% off license fee)
  • TechSurgeons discount (10% off yearly web hosting plans)
  • Slack account credit ($100)
  • Access to AIPP member job referral forum
  • Access to AIPP Job Listings forum
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