ALLi has many great benefits for the indie author. They offer discounts for self publishing services, vet awards and companies that work with indie authors, offer help with literary agents and contracts, and advocate on behalf of self published authors within the creative industries.
Their private Facebook page is always full of helpful members to answer writing, publishing and marketing queries.
They also run virtual conferences a couple of times a year that focus on different aspects of self publishing. I’ve learned lots from the two I’ve attended in my eight months of membership. I especially like the fantastic giveaways that accompany most of the talks.
Self publishing can be a lonely road, with a steep learning curve, so it’s nice to have somewhere to go for trusted advice and support.