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Survey: self-published author incomes are on the rise

1 March 2019
Earlier this month, The Authors Guild shared the results from its 2018 Authors’ Income Survey, leading to much discussion of dwindling author salaries. IngramSpark’s Regan Kannamer explores the results and finds self-published...

Advice from the ISBN team

1 March 2019
When registering at MyIdentifiers.com.au you can choose a pen-name or pseudonym to include as the publisher name. When assigning title detail, the author's name can also be a pen-name, however,...

Rhea Dempsey on ‘Birth with Confidence’

1 March 2019
Rhea Dempsey is a counsellor, independent childbirth educator, trainer and author who works with women and families before, during and after birth. This month, she spoke with Australian Self-Publisher about self-publishing her first...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

7 tips for great book covers

31 August 2018
As much as we try to rise above it all and not be judgemental, we really do judge books by their covers. With thousands of English-language books published every month,...

Helen Scheuerer on ‘Reign of Mist’

30 July 2018
Helen Scheuerer, YA fantasy author and founding editor of Writer’s Edit (an online learning platform for writers), spoke to Australian Self-Publisher about her indie publishing experience. Describe your latest book in under...

FAQ with the ISBN team

30 July 2018
What is double allocation of ISBNs and how can I avoid it? 'Double allocation' is when an ISBN that is already assigned to a title is used again for a...

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...