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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...

Georgia Spanos on ‘When the Tomatoes Are Ready’

22 May 2019
Georgia Spanos is a Melbourne-based writer, editor and ‘advocate for all things food and culture’. When she’s not the digital editor at Halliday magazine, she is working on her second self-published cookbook. She...

Drew Turney on ‘Falling’

30 April 2019
This month, author Drew Turney spoke with Australian Self-Publisher about Falling—a ‘sweeping adventure of the paranormal in the technology age’ that’s 25 years in the making. Describe your book in...

Matt Simon on ‘Dancing with the Bull’

28 March 2019
Matt Simon spent 25 years in senior executive roles for multinational companies like J P Morgan, Standard Chartered Bank, Merrill Lynch and NAB—but one day, he realised he’d had enough....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Kristin Weidenbach on ‘Growing up Moonta’

6 November 2017
After having seven books traditionally published with both big and small publishers—adult biography, children’s picture books, commissioned histories—to commercial and critical success, author Kristin Weidenbach chose to self-publish her latest...