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Membership Criteria

Please review the following information carefully before completing the membership application.

You must be at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in your country of residence, whichever is the higher. You may join EPIC as an Author member or an Industry Member. For more detailed information on membership, see our Bylaws.

Author Membership

Authors who have at least one published work* of fiction or non-fiction. This work may be published in either electronically and/or print, and includes publication by royalty-paying publishers, self-publishing, or subsidy-publishing.

Authors who are currently contracted. Please note that contracted, but previously unpublished authors, will be accepted as EPIC members contingent upon actual publication of their contracted work, with the understanding that membership will not continue if the contracted work is not published.

*A "Published Work" is defined as a book-length work of literature, non-fiction or fiction. A body of newspaper or magazine articles, or other journalistic works produced in either print or electronic formats, does not qualify the applicant for membership.

Industry Membership

Industry Membership is open to industry professionals who are not authors. To qualify for Industry Membership, you must be:

  • The CEO, President, Senior Editor, or other main officer of an electronic publishing company;
  • Book Editor;
  • Cover artist;
  • Typesetting and layout designer;
  • Other employees of a publisher; and
  • Free-lance professionals who operate as independent contractors for publishing houses or authors as long as they continue to be active in the industry.


Dues are $30 annually, in U.S. funds. EPIC receives all payments via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to remit dues.

PLEASE NOTE: Your membership cannot be finalized until your payment is received. You will be sent payment information after your application is approved.

After you submit your application, you will receive an email that your application has been received. If you do not get this notification, please contact EPIC's Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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