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 for people like us who are writing and looking at self-publishing options. Let us assure you that we’re not a publishing company. But we are building a useful catalogue of information and services for wherever you are in your book writing journey.

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Editing the Editor, or, more importantly, 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 have traded it for cash, used it to persuade, cajole, obfuscate, (both personally and ... Read More
Short Story Comps and You

Short Story Comps and You

Developing your author profile (note to self) Creating an author profile is important for writers who haven’t yet scored a big publishing deal. And entering/winning or even being a runner-up can be a huge asset in building a reputation. It really was like finding a treasure trove looking up the ... Read More
My Writing Journey: Robyn Edwards

My Writing Journey: Robyn Edwards

Robyn Edwards is a Sydney-based writer who has just completed her first novel, a contemporary story set in Bondi ... Read More
5 marketing tasks before you publish

5 marketing tasks before you publish

You can’t start your marketing from the moment you hit the Publish button. You need to prepare well in advance. Here are five key tasks to complete ... Read More
The commercial imperative - and the whole beauty of ignoring it

The commercial imperative – and the whole beauty of ignoring it

The beauty of writing and the whole messy, vulnerable, seeing-the-world-from-your-guts place where the act of writing deposits you ... Read More
6 ways to get reviews

6 ways to get reviews

The holy grail for any author is to get a large number of Verified reviews on Amazon. Here are six ways to get reviews ... Read More
Grants for New Writers! Plus other stuff

Grants for New Writers! Plus other stuff

Many organisations offer grants for new writers. A Writers Grant info evening was recently held at NSW Writers Centre - here are the details ... Read More
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My Writing Journey: Peter Stankovic

Peter Stankovic is a Sydney-based writer who has self-published several contemporary thrillers. He shares his experience with self-publishing ... Read More
Why not go with a traditional publisher?

Why not go with a traditional publisher?

Just a few years ago, there was still a huge stigma with self-publishing. The general view was that no traditional publisher - and in particular the Big Publishers - would ever touch an author who had gone the DIY route. How times change ... Read More
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Exploring Xlibris

To be read you need to be published. And there’s the rub. Here's what happened when one writer contacted Xlibris, one the largest and most global of the self-publishing organisations ... Read More
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3 reasons to self-publish your book

Self-publishing is nothing new – authors including Jane Austen, Martin Luther, Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf have all done it – but the internet makes it a lot easier ... 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!

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