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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,...

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...

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....

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...

How do bookstores find out about self-published titles?

3 June 2019
For the past few months, Books+Publishing has been asking Australian book buyers—the people responsible for selecting which books are stocked on a bookstore’s shelves—how they find out about new books...

The author next door: Stocking self-published books

28 March 2019
Kelsey Oldham talks to booksellers about stocking self-published books. Most Australian bookshops acknowledge that stocking self-published books is important—in theory. In practice, however, store policies are often opaque or ad-hoc,...

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...

Comic-Con author profile: Marianna Shek

28 June 2018
Describe your latest book in under 50 words. The Stolen Button is a fairytale picture book about a spoilt girl, Mei Ling, who gets lost inside a mirror maze and...

Comic-Con author profile: Felix Long

28 June 2018
Describe your latest book in under 50 words. My latest book is To Conquer Heaven. It follows Jeremy Wang, who has found a clue to the location of the lost...

Comic-Con author profile: Marissa Price

28 June 2018
Describe your latest book in under 50 words. Into the Abyss is Shakespeare meets Outlander. The latest instalment, Scourge of Scotland, is a magical realism novel where worlds collide, based...

Double act: Hybrid authors on publishing both ways

18 December 2017
A new breed of hybrid authors are experimenting with self-publishing alongside traditional publishing. Jackie Tang and Andrea Hanke, editors of book industry newsletter Books+Publishing, spoke to John Birmingham, Judy Horacek...

Talkback: Authors and booksellers on stocking self-published books

9 November 2017
With a number of traditionally published authors moving into self-publishing, there’s never been a greater demand for bricks-and-mortar bookstores to stock self-published titles. Books+Publishing's editor-in-chief Andrea Hanke asked hybrid author...