We are delighted to announce that the AAFD Fair Franchising Standards is now available for all in the Amazon Kindle Marketplace. The AAFD Standards is the second AAFD publication offered in the Kindle Marketplace, joining Robert Purvin’s seminal work, The Franchise Fraud: How to Protect Yourself Before or After You Invest, and is a reaffirmation of our “blueprint to fair and balanced franchise agreements and relationships.”  A print edition will soon be offered at Amazon.com and other book distributors.

Simply put, franchises are looking to level the field. The current franchisor/franchisee relationship is too often dictatorial and/or adversarial. The AAFD Standards define a balance of the business interests for both the franchisor and the franchisee. Our Standards define the elements of recommended relationships and fairly balance the perspectives of both sides. Indeed, the AAFD Fair Franchising Standards, which is the product of fifteen years of collaborative discussion and negotiation, is the only known source that seeks to define “Best Practices” in franchising and describe what a “‘good practices’ franchise would look like.

“I am especially proud of the fine men and women who have served long and hard to make these standards a reality,” states Bob Purvin, CEO of the AAFD.  “More than forty dedicated individuals, representing franchisors, franchisees, and distinguished members of the franchise legal bar have invested hundreds of hours in achieving a negotiated, balanced, fair set of standards that will serve franchising’s best interests.”

The AAFD Fair Franchising Standards is selling for the minimum price of $2.99 and is FREE for Amazon Prime members.

You can learn more about the AAFD Fair Franchising Standards here.

Robert Purvin is the Chairman and CEO of the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, a national non-profit trade association that is dedicated to supporting and protecting the rights of franchise owners.
The AAFD's mission is to define, identify and promote Total Quality Franchising practices, and the AAFD supports is mission by:
Promoting strong and effective independent franchisee associations as affiliated chapters of the AAFD.
The development of the AAFD's Fair Franchising Standards, the most comprehenisve body of negotiated principles of recommended franchise practices in existence.
The advocacy of fair and balanced franchise agreements and relationships that respect the legitimate business interests of both franchisors and franchisees for the good of the franchise relationship.
The education of franchisees and prospective franchisees by the development and publication of the AAFD Fair Franchising Standards and the promotion of the AAFD Franchisee Bill of Rights.