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Lending rights title claims closing soon

22 February 2018
Australian book publishers or creators—including self-publishers—can be compensated for the loss of income through the free multiple use of their work in Australian public and educational lending libraries through the...

FAQ with the ISBN team

22 February 2018
Why doesn’t my ISBN come up in an internet search? All publisher and title information that is supplied to us via our MyIdentifiers website is included in our publications: Bowker...

Barnes & Noble announces large cuts to store positions

22 February 2018
US book retailer Barnes & Noble has announced large cuts to store positions as part of a ‘new labour model’ after reporting disappointing holiday sales results in early January. ‘The new...

Adult sales up, kids sales down in US

22 February 2018
In the US, estimates from the AAP’s StatShot program show that sales of adult trade books increased slightly (0.4%) in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same...

In the February issue

22 February 2018
The February issue of Australian Self-Publisher delivers more of what you have been asking for. We introduce Ellie Marney—hybrid author and self-publisher extraordinaire—who will be writing for us over the next...

Sue Liu on ‘Accidental Aid Worker’

22 February 2018
Author and communications professional Sue Liu self-published her travel memoir in 2015. She has since released two new editions of her book, and has run self-publishing workshops through the State...

Upcoming events

22 February 2018
February Perth Writers Week, (19-25 February) Perth, WA. Woollahra Poets’ Picnic, (27 February) Sydney, NSW. March Dunedoo Bush Poetry Festival, (1-4 March) Dunedoo, NSW. Adelaide Writers' Week, (3-8 March) Adelaide,...

Adelaide Writers’ Week 2018 program announced

22 February 2018
The full program for Adelaide Writers’ Week, which runs from 3-8 March, has been announced. This year’s festival is dedicated to children’s author Mem Fox, who will be in conversation...

Full program announced for 2018 Perth Writers Week

24 January 2018
The full program has been announced for the 2018 Perth Festival Writers Week, which runs from 19-25 February. Events at the festival include the pairing of 'literary giants' Kim Scott...

Upcoming events

24 January 2018
January ABPA Golden Damper Awards Bush Poetry Performance Competition, (23-27 January) Tamworth, NSW. February Association for the Study of Australian Literature Conference, (8-9 February) Darwin, NT. Australian Comic Arts Festival,...

The POD process explained in 8 simple steps

24 January 2018
Many authors and self-publishers would have come across the term 'print on demand (POD)' during the course of publishing, but there may be some confusion around what the term means...

Self-publishing podcast ‘Go Publish Yourself’ launched

24 January 2018
IngramSpark has launched the first season of its self-publishing podcast Go Publish Yourself. The podcast was launched earlier this month to provide self-publishing information in an alternative format, with four episodes...

In the January newsletter

24 January 2018
The first issue of Australian Self-Publisher this year contains the latest self-publishing and book industry news; an important announcement from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO); some handy information from the...

FAQ with the ISBN team

17 January 2018
This month, the ISBN team address questions on how to use the MyIdentifiers website to manage your account and title information. Here are two questions that they often get asked:...

ISBN agency Christmas closing times

18 December 2017
The ISBN agency will be closed from midday on 22 December 2017 to 2 January 2018. Throughout this time, however, you will still be able to purchase ISBNs, barcodes and...

Alison Croggon on ‘New and Selected Poems 1991-2017​’

18 December 2017
Alison Croggon, award-winning novelist, poet, librettist and critic, self-published a collection of poetry, New and Selected Poems 1991-2017, in August 2017. Croggon spoke with Australian Self-Publisher about her decision to...

Upcoming events

18 December 2017
December Gulgong Folk Festival (28-31 December) Gulgong, NSW. January ABPA Golden Damper Awards Bush Poetry Performance Competition, (23-27 January) Tamworth, NSW. Watch for SCBWI Books From Your Backyard February Association...

Book formatting: From your screen to IngramSpark’s POD platform

18 December 2017
Julie-Ann Harper, self-publishing expert and founder of the Pick-a-WooWoo Publishing Group, regularly assists authors who encounter problems with uploading their files to IngramSpark’s print-on-demand and distribution platform. Here, she shares...

Reader survey closing soon!

18 December 2017
If you would like to have your say in the Australian Self-Publisher reader survey, you still have time. The survey closes on 31 December 2017, and only takes a few minutes...

 

 

 

 

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