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The Benefits of The Literary Alliance of Independently Published  Authors 

You cannot use the letters LAIPA after your name unless you are a professional member of the association: John Doe, LAIPA.

  • Participation in branch meetings with guest speakers 

  • You gain access to select webinars about writing and publishing

  • Access to the LAIPA's Members Book Catalogue is available to all members of the association

  • You can save on workshops, webinars by third-party organizations, and our writers' conference!

  • Access to a growing number of corporate discounts

  • A chance to advertise your writing-related event on our online event calendar, on the home page of the website, and in our bi-monthly publication–pending review

  • Eligibility to participate in the DQL awards

  • Whenever possible, access to members-only writing and critique circles

  • Networking opportunities with writers around the world

  • There are several opportunities for book readings and other activities aimed at promoting your book

  • The ability to maintain a public profile in our Member Directory - an excellent marketing tool for authors seeking to speak at conferences, organize workshops, or participate in other speaking engagements with other organizations and groups.

THE DIFFERENT TIERS

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STUDENT
MEMBERSHIP

You may apply as a Student if you are at least 18 years of age and are enrolled full-time at an accredited institution.

 

Until we receive proof of your status as well as proof of the institution you are affiliated with, you will not be able to complete your application for membership. 

REGULAR
MEMBERSHIP

The regular membership is open to writers who are new to the industry and have not yet had any of their books independently published.

 

With this, you gain access to a network of professionals to learn from and resources to assist you. 

Regular members can always upgrade to a professional membership after they publish and meet the eligibility requirements.

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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Professional designation is available to individuals who have published or produced work and receive payment for their work.

• book author
• freelance writer
• journalist
• scriptwriter/screenplay writer
• technical writer

A membership application package and approval by the Membership Committee are required at the time of application.

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SILVER
MEMBERSHIP

Our silver designation is exclusively designed for writers and authors who are 60 years of age and above. We understand the unique needs and experiences of senior authors, and our Silver Package offers a range of tailored benefits and resources to support your literary journey.

A membership application package and approval by the Membership Committee are required at the time of application.

Choose Your Membership

Find Your Tribe

Student

Membership

$50

Annually 

$5.42 Monthly

  • Access to the LAIPA Association online community and forum.

  • Monthly newsletter featuring industry news, tips, and resources.

  • Discounted entry into the DQL Awards

  • Discounted rates for association events, workshops, and webinars.

  • Networking opportunities with other student authors and industry professionals.

  • Member-exclusive resources, including writing guides and self-publishing tips tailored for student authors.

  • Listing in our members' directory.

Regular

Memebership

$150

Annually 

$14.58 Monthly

  • Access to the LAIPA Association online community and forum.

  • Monthly newsletter featuring industry news, tips, and resources.

  • Discounted rates for association events, workshops, and webinars.

  • Discounted entry into the DQL Awards

  • Networking opportunities with other independent authors and industry professionals.

  • Member-exclusive resources, including writing guides, self-publishing tips, and marketing strategies.

  • Earlybird access to The Writers Code publications

  • Listing in our members' directory

Professional Membership

$199

Annually 

$20 Monthly

  • All benefits included in the Regular Membership.

  • Priority consideration for participation in association-led events, such as author showcases and book fairs.

  • Enhanced visibility through a featured author profile on the association's website.

  • Free entry into the DQL Awards.

  • Listing in our members' directory.

  • Exclusive invitation to participate in members-only mastermind groups and workshops.

  • Featured spot in the association's newsletter or blog to showcase recent book releases or promotions.

  • Priority access to industry updates, trends, and opportunities.

Silver

Membership

$40

Annually 

$3.33 Monthly

  • Access to the our online community and forum.

  • Monthly newsletter featuring industry news, tips, and resources.

  • Discounted rates for association events, workshops, and webinars.

  • Free entry int the DQL Awards.

  • Networking opportunities with other silver authors and industry professionals.

  • Priority consideration for association-led events, such as author showcases and book fairs.

  • Member-exclusive resources, including writing guides and self-publishing tips tailored for student authors.

  • Listing in our members' directory.

Kindly note that as a Canadian Organization, all of our fees are quoted in Canadian dollars.

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