Ethical Author Code

AUTHORS – Nine simple but important Code of Conduct Guidelines 😀

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I'm an Ethical Author

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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8 thoughts on “Ethical Author Code

  1. As much as I agree with the actual promises in this ‘code’, I’m in agreement with this article. http://kjcharleswriter.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/why-i-am-not-an-ethical-author/

    Making a statement does not guarantee behaviour. I can think of two authors off the top of my head to don’t hesitate to agree to this code, and to break every tennent thereof and accuse innocent authors of their own misdeeds. Decent behaviour is proven by actions, not statements.

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