Image not loaded. Advertisement:
Image not loaded. Advertisement:

Author Archive

MyIdentifiers, ISBNs, barcodes, ebook conversions and more, Banner

Posted by

In the November issue

Posted by

It’s that time of the year where work might be slowly grinding to a halt for some or leading into a busy period for others! Either way, we hope you enjoy the final newsletter for this year, the November issue, which contains your usual dose of news and information on self-publishing plus an additional special […]

Debunking copyright myths for self-publishers

Posted by

This month, Jo Teng, a senior lawyer at the Australian Copyright Council, explains Australian copyright for self-publishers.  As a self-publisher, you have total control over your book. You get to choose the freelancers you work with, have final say over your manuscript, the cover design, as well as the marketing strategy. Such control is incredibly […]

Amazon unblocks Oz shoppers from US store

Posted by

Australian consumers are now able to purchase and ship items from Amazon’s international website, according to a statement from Amazon. The retailer suspended shipping to Australian addresses from its international website on 1 July 2018 in a move to comply with GST laws affecting online retailers. Amazon had established a ‘global store’ option on its Australian site offering […]

Networking tips for authors

Posted by

Why network? For some authors, the concept of ‘networking’ is like pulling teeth—painful and to be avoided at all costs. However, it could present useful opportunities, and there are different ways to make the most of these opportunities. But first, we need to have a quick look at why you might want to network in […]

New pricing model at PublishDrive

Posted by

PublishDrive, a global ebook distribution platform for authors and independent publishers, has introduced a new subscription pricing option, reports Publishers Weekly. Under the new plan, authors will pay a flat fee of $100 per month and keep all of their sales revenue, no matter how much they sell. PublishDrive CEO Kinga Jentetics said that the […]

Dianne Blacklock on ‘Jack and Kate’

Posted by

This month, author Dianne Blacklock spoke with Australian Self-Publisher about self-publishing her latest book, after having nine novels traditionally published. Describe your latest book in under 50 words. Jack and Kate is a story of first love and second chances, set against the backdrop of Sydney in the 1980s, the fashion houses of Paris, strife-torn […]

Self-publishing essentials with Ellie Marney: promo, marketing and all that jazz (part two)

Posted by

Your book promotion footprint In the first article in this series on book marketing, we talked about why marketing your book is worthwhile, why you’re the best person to market it, and the differences between promotion and marketing. Now it’s time to talk about the things that make you and your book stand out from […]

SPN Independent Publishing Conference 2018 program: publishing in the age of Trump, podcasts, disability awareness

Posted by

The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced the full program for its 2018 Independent Publishing Conference, which will run at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne from 22-24 November. The three-day conference comprises an industry research day, a trade day and a ‘fundamentals of publishing’ day, as well as the presentation of the Most Underrated Book […]

Self-publishing essentials with Ellie Marney: promotion, marketing and all that jazz (part one)

Posted by

Writer, publisher, promoter So you’ve written a book, gone through the tricky process of prepping it for publication, and then released it out into the world. Congratulations! That is hard work, and you did it. But you want people to read your book, right? And maybe you’d like to see some sales too, so you […]