The Independent Published Authors Liaison (IPAL) exists for the purpose of providing networking and promotional opportunities for independently published authors in RMFW and for promoting RMFW.
Criteria for Entry into RMFW IPAL
RMFW members in good standing who have independently published one or more novel-length book(s) of fiction, or equivalent in fictional short stories, and who have income of at least $250 for both print and digital versions of the book(s). The term "independently published" is defined as authors of fiction who are not eligible for PAL under the Policies and Procedures of RMFW. There is no specific time limit on the income for the book(s). Income is defined as monies paid for the purchase of the book, independent of royalties or print costs. Direct sales of books (e.g. at talks or signings) count in the income amount.
Neither standard membership or provisional membership is automatic. The new author must contact the IPAL Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the needed documentation to be given membership or provisional membership.