Community Guidelines

Welcome to Inkbury, a vibrant community of writers and readers who share a passion for storytelling and literature. These community guidelines help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Remember, we all love books here.

Don’t be a villain.

We value diversity and encourage open-mindedness. Treat all members with respect, kindness, and empathy. We will not tolerate discrimination, hate speech, harassment, or any form of bullying.

No plagiarism.

Do not plagiarize or infringe on the intellectual property of others. Please report plagiarism immediately.

No spam.

Avoid spam, irrelevant posts, or excessive self-promotion. Yes, we want to hear about your book release. Just not ten times a day.

Report violations.

We provide moderation tools for reporting inappropriate content, behavior, or groups. If you encounter any violations of these guidelines, please report them.

One account.

Do not create multiple accounts, and don’t impersonate anyone else.


Inkbury groups are run by individual members, and each has its own set of rules and expectations. All groups must abide by these rules.

  • Lead with kindness: Group organizers are responsible for maintaining a respectful and inclusive environment within their groups.
  • No group fees: Organizers are not permitted to charge any kind of membership fee or request financial contributions from group members.
  • No promotion: With the exception of Author Fan Clubs, groups should not be created for the purpose of promoting products or services.


Inkbury’s primary purpose is helping writers and readers connect locally. Please use your best judgment when attending events hosted by groups or individuals.

  • Public venues: Events should take place in public spaces.
  • Stay healthy: Follow any local or venue-specific health guidelines or restrictions related to COVID-19.


The Inkbury forums are a great place to connect with readers and writers. Please keep these rules in mind when posting.

  • Keep spam in the can: Do not spam the forums with advertisements or promotional content. Excessive self-promotion is discouraged.
  • Don’t overshare: Respect the privacy of others and refrain from sharing personal information in public forums. Remember that even private forums are visible to anyone with a free Inkbury account.
  • Follow the rules: Some forums may have specific rules or guidelines. Be sure to follow them.

Thank you for helping make Inkbury a safe, fun place to connect with writers and readers!