How We Started
The Women’s Independent Publishing Network is launching in early 2024. The Network has been set up by Camilla Fellas Arnold alongside fellow women working in the independent and self-publishing industry. Our members include indie publishers, authors and creative service providers that work in and advocate for independent and self-publishing. The network was established to create a supportive community for women to connect, grow, collaborate and succeed in an industry that has long been seen as a ‘gentleman’s profession’.
With an aim to unify and empower the female voice, we seek to challenge the traditional publishing industry against their stigmatisation of self and independent publishing by exploring alternative publishing models and championing the rise of the independent female creator.
The Pledge From Our Members
We Have Standards
Camilla Fellas Arnold
Camilla is an executive coach and mentor, creativity facilitator and international bestselling author with over a decade of experience in the creative and publishing industries.
“I founded the Women’s Independent Publishing Network when I realised I could no longer advocate for traditional publishing and was growing increasingly frustrated by the stigmatisation and marginalisation of alternative models such as self and independent publishing.
I felt it was important for us to unite in our mission and support one another as we have spent so long divided and uncoordinated. The Network seeks to raise the standards for independent publishing, create more opportunities by expanding our reach and network and provide support and empower those seeking to share their story with the world.”
"Publishing is not a gift you have to seek permission or earn. It is your birthright to share your story with the world."
– Camilla Fellas Arnold
Become an Ambassador
Help build our global network of women in independent publishing by becoming a regional ambassador and hold events as part of our network