19 June 2013

NYWM: Day 19


Is self publishing something you’re interested in? Today we’re going to look at the pitfalls and possibilities of taking your work into your own hands.

A solid guide to self publishing options is on the NSW Writers’ Centre website, and this recently established website steps you through the process. The Writers’ Victoria website has a straightforward list of steps to consider. These recent articles from the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age from authors who have chosen the self publishing route discusses some avenues and issues with this option. The ASA have put out a good guide to marketing and publicising self published books. The Australian go-to person for information on the ebook revolution is Emily Craven. For a general perspective on the collision between digital and literature take a look at if:book Australia.  Patrick O’Duffy conducted a great Q&A with fellow self published author Tor Roxburgh (check out the rest of his blog as he writes well about his experiences in self publishing). Listen to this podcast for an international perspective on self publishing from two successful authors. Tomely is an exciting local ebook sales platform, which we use here at Express Media to sell our Voiceworks ebook.

Whatever you may have heard, self-publishing is not a short cut to anything. Except maybe insanity. Self-publishing, like every other kind of publishing, is hard work. You don’t wake up one morning good at it. You have to work for that – Zoe Winters

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