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Know your metadata, and other tips on modern marketing

28 October 2019
When asked to nominate the biggest challenge facing marketers today, publishing consultant Rachael McDiarmid says her answer often surprises: ‘My tip for all marketers is to know your metadata—it’s all...

‘Dinner Detectives’ books to be developed for TV

28 October 2019
Melbourne-based production studio BES Animation has acquired world broadcast and digital content rights to self-published picture book series ‘Dinner Detectives’, with plans to develop the books into a multi-platform TV...

Full program announced for SPN conference 2019

28 October 2019
The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced the full program for its 2019 Independent Publishing Conference, which will run at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne from 21–23 November. It will...

IngramSpark launches brand new website

28 October 2019
For the past few months, IngramSpark has been hard at work laying out an entirely new online experience for indie authors. Now, they’re sharing it with the world. Check it...

Self-published books in the US grew by 40% in 2018

28 October 2019
Self-publishing in the US grew by 40% in 2018, according to a report published by Bowker. In total 1.68 million print and ebooks were self-published in 2018, up from 1.19 million...

Your number-one book marketing tool

12 September 2019
Authors often struggle with book marketing or get frustrated with poor returns despite spending more time marketing than writing. Of all the lousy advice a budding author can find online,...

Awards wrap-up

12 September 2019
Journalist Hamish McDonald’s self-published book Reasonable Doubt: Spies, police and the Croatian Six was nominated for two awards in August: the Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival’s Danger Prize (which was...

Mike Nicholson on ‘This Imaginary Feeling of Being Australian’

10 September 2019
This month, author Michael Nicholson spoke with Australian Self-Publisher about This Imaginary Feeling of Being Australian—a political satire that imagines Australia as a naval superpower. Describe your book in under 50 words: A typographical...

Save on advertising in PW’s Frankfurt editions

22 August 2019
Publishers Weekly’s title showcase is a way for publishers, agents and self-publishers to affordably advertise in PW’s Frankfurt issues, including its three Show Dailies, which are distributed at the fair. PW is...

How the self-publishing industry has changed

8 August 2019
Nigel George is an educator and author of five books on technology and self-publishing. In his first piece for Australian Self Publisher, he surveys the past five years of the...

In the August issue

8 August 2019
Changes are afoot at Australian Self-Publisher. This month we welcome a new contributor, NSW-based author and educator Nigel George. Nigel is a computer whiz who managed to quit his job...

Offset printing with Ellie Marney

8 August 2019
While print on demand (POD) is the most heavily promoted model of book printing for self-publishers who need physical copies of their books, it’s not the only choice out there....

Awards wrap-up

8 August 2019
In the US, a number of self-published authors were winners at the Romance Writers of America’s (RWA) annual RITA Awards, which recognise excellence in romance novels and novellas. Among the...

Self-publishing scam targets local authors

8 August 2019
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) is warning local authors about an email campaign from self-publishing company EC Publishing, which offers to exhibit the recipients' titles at the 2019 Miami...

Angela Ball on ‘ABC the ACT’

9 July 2019
This month, author Angela Ball spoke with Australian Self-Publisher about ABC the ACT—which explores 'the wonders of the Australian Capital Territory’. Describe your book in under 50 words. ABC the...

Selling indie authors in bricks-and-mortar stores

9 July 2019
Recently, Readings Kids bookstore in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton ran a self-published children’s books promotion. The two-month-long initiative included a feature window and an in-store display. Australian Self-Publisher spoke...

Excerpt: ‘So You Want to be a Writer’

9 July 2019
In June, the Australian Writers' Centre (AWC) published So You Want to be a Writer, by AWC CEO Valerie Khoo and bestselling author Allison Tait. Sharing the name of the...

Advice from the ISBN team

9 July 2019
How is a barcode file opened? Please do not try to open a barcode file. Barcode files are inserted, not opened. Do NOT double-click on the barcode to begin working...

Program released for Emerging Writers’ Festival 2019

3 June 2019
The program has been announced for this year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival, which runs in Melbourne from 19–29 June. The festival includes the National Writers’ Conference, which is billed as Australia’s...