I don’t often reblog. Rather, if I find something worth sharing I usually put it in my own words and then give the author the credit. But I felt this was important to share as is. I believe wholeheartedly it’s a code we all should live by.
A couple of weeks ago the Alliance of Independent Authors announced the establishment of an Ethical Author Code in response to a general concern about the behaviour of some authors, both self-published and traditionally published. Like the vast majority of authors I know, I already follow the principles behind this code but I believe there is a real value in stating this more explicitly.
I would encourage any of my author friends to also publicly commit to this code. It doesn’t cost you anything, you aren’t signing up to an organisation, it is just a public declaration to behave responsibly and ethically in all aspects of your writing career.
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Ethical Author Code
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