Welcome to SelfPubAus which is all about how to navigate the publishing world, a strange land which is undergoing seismic shifts. We are creating this information hub and community for people like us who are writing and looking at self-publishing options. We’re building a useful catalogue of information and services for wherever you are in your book writing journey. Come and join the Self Publishing Australia Meetup group  or the Self-Publishing Australia group on LinkedIn. Click here for a full calendar of relevant events.

A treasure trove of writing plots... New Voices on 2RPH

A treasure trove of writing plots… New Voices on 2RPH

The plight of the single white male... the search for a moral compass in rearing children ... and unwittingly finding your writer's voice are subjects on this week's New Voices episode on 2RPH.  ... Read More
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FREE Online Self-Publishing course

Self-publishing expert Andrew Akratos is running a free 12-week course on self publishing. It's great content - sign up at MeetUp.com ... Read More
2RPH New Voices programme enjoys great response

2RPH New Voices programme enjoys great response

2RPH Radio Program: New Voices is going from strength to strength, proving a great showcase and promotional opportunity for new writers ... Read More
3 ways Scrivener can help you write

3 ways Scrivener can help you write

If you haven’t used Scrivener (or special writing software - see our list here) and you’re still writing your novel in Word or Google Docs, you’re missing out ... Read More
serialisation

3 benefits of serialisation

Serialisation - publishing novels (or other works) in instalments - is not a new idea, but the internet gives us many new ways to do it ... Read More
Lots of ideas for Self Publishing

Lots of ideas for Self Publishing

The first SelfPub Aus MeetUp - held over Zoom due to the COVID crisis - had a great group of writers and generated a wealth of ideas ... Read More
Overcoming Writer's Block

Overcoming Writer’s Block

There are two kind of writer’s block which need to be tackled with different strategies. Let’s look at each kind, and how to try to fix them ... Read More
First Self Publishing Australia MeetUp

First Self Publishing Australia MeetUp

The inaugural SelfPubAus (virtual) MeetUp will take place this Friday 10 April at 5pm-6pm Sydney time/AEST ... Read More
New Voices radio program interviews new writers

New Voices radio program interviews new writers

The first episode of the new 2RPH Radio Program New Voices, which interviews new writers from all walks of life, is being broadcast on Monday 6 April at 5.30pm for the first time ... Read More
We shall eat and drink again!

We shall eat and drink again!

As we live through a strange and uncertain time, many of us will be expressing our struggles and emotions through writing. Part of a series on Surviving Shutdown for writers ... Read More
5 tips for writing audiobooks

5 tips for writing audiobooks

Audiobooks have been described as a “rising star” of the publishing industry, with sales surging. These are some tips to make your writing more audiobook-ready: ... Read More
Editing the Editor: what Dave’s Fishing Column taught me about editing

Editing the Editor: what Dave’s Fishing Column taught me about editing

Editing the Editor, or, more importantly, what Dave’s Fishing Column taught me about editing. Dave the fisher, from a small town on the far north coast of NSW taught me more about editing than anything else could. I have been in the writing industry most of my adult life. I ... Read More

You are likely looking at this site because you have started writing – or finished writing – a book. You love the process, love what you are doing, but feel a bit wary about what the landscape is like out there. Self-publishing is more accessible than ever, and far less expensive doing it on your own with a little help from your own community. But is it the right option for you? Between us, we have written millions of words – we make a living out of it. Lots of things are happening in publishing. What we find out, we will let you know.  We will post reviews. We will give you honest opinions of what is going on. We also want to hear and share your experiences. So wander in. We will be posting blogs and updates frequently! self-publishing