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Beau Kondos on ‘The Path of the Lost’

29 June 2018
Describe your latest book in under 50 words. The Path of the Lost is a YA fantasy novel based in the Cosm, a world where creative expression has been outlawed....

5 fresh ideas for promoting an indie book

29 June 2018
As an indie author, all book marketing and promotion is entirely your responsibility. The amount of people your book lands in front of comes down to the promotion strategies that you develop....

FAQ with the ISBN team

29 June 2018
How do I buy and apply barcodes for my books? Barcodes are a separate purchase to ISBNs. They are usually purchased individually when your book is ready to go 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...

FAQ with the ISBN team

28 May 2018
What is MyIdentifiers.com.au? MyIdentifiers.com.au is a Bowker platform that provides publishers with tools and resources to purchase and assign book identifiers such as ISBNs, SANs, QR codes and others. MyIdentifiers.com.au provides...

Michelle Morgan on ‘Flying through Clouds’

25 May 2018
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Spark Award recognizes excellence in children’s books published through an independent or non-traditional route. Michelle Morgan, who won the 2017 SCBWI Spark Award in the Books...

Helen Prochazka on ‘The Mathematics Book’

26 April 2018
Teacher and former president of the Mathematical Association of Tasmania, Helen Prochazka, has an enduring love for mathematics that has seen her author a series of high school maths textbooks,...

FAQ with the ISBN team

26 April 2018
Does MyIdentifiers provide 'e-ISBNs' for ebooks? There is a common misconception that there are 'e-ISBNs'.  This is not the case. Once you have purchased your 'normal' ISBNs from MyIdentifiers, you...

Nelly Thomas on her picture book ‘Some Girls’

23 March 2018
Describe your latest book in under 50 words. An early childhood picture book that instils confidence in little girls by challenging gender and other stereotypes. Why self-publish? For creative control...

FAQ with the ISBN team

23 March 2018
What is a ‘publisher imprint’, and why does Amazon ask me for one? An imprint of a publisher is a trade name under which it publishes a work. A single...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...