Want to self-publish your book?
Self-publishing is becoming a popular option for writers, especially
when it can be hard to get your foot in the door with mainstream
publishers. Self-publishing a book is a useful strategy for professionals or business owners who want to write a book based on their professional experience – a book can often be a credible marketing tool or "calling card". It is also a suitable option for some non-fiction books.
Best-selling thriller author, Matthew Reilly, and the hugely successful Sandra Cabot – author of The Liver Cleansing Diet – both started off as self-publishers. They were both picked up by major publishing houses soon after.
This seminar is presented by Geoff Bartlett and will help you determine if self-publishing is right for you.
Here's what you'll learn:
This seminar will cover:
- Self-publishing versus mainstream publishing
- The steps to successful self-publishing
- The importance of editing and layout
- How to get your book printed
- Marketing and distributing your book
- What's it all going to cost?
This seminar focuses on self-publishing hard copy printed books. If you would like to find out more about self-publishing eBooks, you want our seminar on "Create and sell your ebook".
There isn't enough time to do justice to both topics properly in one seminar so we hold separate seminars to cover print and digital books.
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VIDEO: Should you self publish your book?
Rave Reviews for Self-Publishing – How to do it
"The self-publishing seminar at the Sydney Writers' Centre was informative and inspiring. The seminar not only covered the process of how to self-publish, but brought it alive with specific examples of how others have put this information into practice. I would highly recommend this seminar to anyone who is exploring their options of how to realise their publishing dream."
WILLIAM DE ORA AND LOUISE WOODBURY
"Our books, How To Grow Your Business By Taking 3 Months Off, The Invisible Entrepreneur and The Invisible Partnership, would have never seen the light of day without the knowledge gained as a result of attending the Sydney Writers' Centre workshops. The truth be known, we were greener than green in the field of self-publishing, writing and crafting a book, and PR in promoting books. The Sydney Writers' Centre provided us with a blueprint to get us on this journey.
"We do not believe that we could have succeeded to the level we are enjoying today without the help of the Sydney Writers' Centre. We are deeply indebted, privileged and blessed to have found the Sydney Writers' Centre and be coached by its tutors."
Rave reviews about
“All the necessary knowledge required to self-publish was available and conveyed simply. Geoff is excellent and willing to help during and after the course. His knowledge of the subject is boundless and he shares that willingly. Don't even think about writing to get published without first doing several Sydney Writers' Centre courses.”
- James Pratt
"Thanks so much for your seminar, it was awesome! I thought the seminar was extremely well organised and the content was to the point and very helpful for aspiring self-publishers. My partner and I are going to work on our book – thanks so much!"
- Vanessa Volpato
"Thank you so much for the self-publishing course. It was so informative – the advice on printing was excellent but the advice on the 'small business' you become when selling your own book was invaluable.
"The information about advertising, publicity, methods of selling etc would be essential to anyone with a small business, whether they're selling a book or not.The presenters were very honest and generous with their time."
- Claire O'Connor
"Well I've done it. Little Wins for Working Women is my first ‘Little’ book. Thanks for your encouragement over the past couple of years, I'm really enjoying my writing. I'm working on a couple of new ideas now and will share any success they bring in the future."
- Jen Dalitz
Author of the Little Wins for Working Women series
About the course
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Learn from the best
Geoff is an author, journalist, actor and producer. He has filed
articles and interviews for over 20 major newspapers and magazines
around the country, including The Sydney Morning Herald, Courier Mail, Canberra Times, West Australian and Australian Style. Geoff's books include Comedians in the Mist, Cattitude and Mutterings. He also writes regularly for the finance and travel industries. ...