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In the November issue

29 November 2018
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...

Debunking copyright myths for self-publishers

29 November 2018
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...

Amazon unblocks Oz shoppers from US store

29 November 2018
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...

Networking tips for authors

29 November 2018
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...

New pricing model at PublishDrive

29 November 2018
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...

Dianne Blacklock on ‘Jack and Kate’

29 November 2018
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...

Ebony McKenna on ‘The Girl and the Ghost’

30 October 2018
Ebony McKenna, winner of the 2018 Romance Writers of Australia’s Romantic Book of the Year, spoke with Australian Self-Publisher about her book The Girl and the Ghost, and her experiences...

WA Tourism grants help visitor centre self-publish

30 October 2018
The Dryandra Country Visitor Centre in Western Australia has revealed refurbishments and technology updates, including a newly self-published guidebook, after receiving two grants worth nearly $90,000, reports the West Australian....

ALLi launches new self-publishing campaign

30 October 2018
The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), a UK-based non-profit independent author organisation, has launched a new campaign called Self-publishing 3.0, according to a press release about their forthcoming white paper on the concept....

FAQ with the ISBN team

30 October 2018
What is the ‘Need to add a Distributor? Click Here’ link on my title’s Sales & Pricing detail page, and when do I need to use it? You should only...

Upcoming events

30 October 2018
October Digital Writers’ Festival, (30 Oct-3 Nov) online November Feminist Writers Festival, (1-3 Nov) Sydney, NSW Supanova, (2-4 Nov) Adelaide, SA West Coast Fiction Festival, (3 Nov) Perth, WA Quantum...

9 steps to selling your book to independent bookstores

30 October 2018
As much as writing books is a passion and business for authors, selling books is a passion and the only business for independent booksellers. And while independent bookstores are known for being...

Upcoming events

26 September 2018
October Tasmanian Poetry Festival, (5-8 Oct) Launceston, Tas. Crush Festival, (5-14 Oct) Bundaberg, Qld. Unleash the Beast: Writing and Wellness Symposium, (10 Oct) Toowoomba, Qld. Frankfurt Book Fair, (10-14 Oct) Frankfurt, Germany....

FAQ with the ISBN team

26 September 2018
Many websites generate an ISBN barcode for free—what is the advantage of purchasing an ISBN barcode from MyIdentifiers? First, a few things about barcodes for your books: The barcode which...

Prizes round-up

26 September 2018
Two self-published titles have won awards in the 2018 Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) Romantic Book of the Year awards, known as the ‘RUBYs’. Ruining Miss Wrotham by Emily Larkin won...

A E Dooland on ‘Solve for i’

26 September 2018
Describe your latest book in under 50 words. Maths whiz Gemma Rowe has found the one problem her maths can’t solve: she’s fallen for her female and very heterosexual best...

Reading the audience: the LoveOzYA readership survey

26 September 2018
In 2017, the LoveOzYA committee conducted a survey into the reading habits of the Australian YA community. Committee chair Stacey Malacari reports on the survey’s findings. The LoveOzYA movement was...

FAQ with the ISBN team

31 August 2018
What is the difference between buying my own ISBN and using one supplied to me by a publisher/service provider? The ISBN identifies a book or other book-like product (such as...

Amazon to merge CreateSpace and KDP

31 August 2018
Amazon has announced that its print-on-demand platforms CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) will merge, reports the Digital Reader. The announcement follows staff layoffs at CreateSpace in March and the closure of...

Shut down Oceanofpdf piracy website returns

31 August 2018
US-hosted ebook piracy website Oceanofpdf, which was recently shut down, has returned under a .net domain, reports the Bookseller. The Bookseller reported on 22 August that the website was offering free copies of books by...