How do I write and publish a book?

How much does it cost to publish a book?

Find out these and more on SelfPubAus. We’re a free information hub and community for people like us who are writing and looking at self-publishing options.

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.

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How much does it cost to publish a book?

You can publish a book 100% for free, but if you're not confident of having enough technical skills, here's a breakdown of probable costs ... Read More
Author journey: Gerdette Rooney

Author journey: Gerdette Rooney

Author Gerdette Rooney tells SelfPubAus about her self-publishing journey and the biggest challenge involved ... Read More
Book launch: Womadic Wanders

Book launch: Womadic Wanders

Sydney-based Irish author Gerdette Rooney recently published her first book, Womadic Wanders: Stories of a compulsive traveller ... Read More
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All About NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo ("National Novel Writing Month") is a global competition to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Every November, hundreds of thousands of writers take part ... Read More
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Do you know your audience?

Many of us, while writing, have a particular reader or kind of reader in mind. But your imagined target market may not be who you think they are ... Read More
30-min Self Publishing session: Getting your book printed

30-min Self Publishing session: Getting your book printed

Are you keen to get your book printed but confused when it comes to all the different options? How do you get from a Word document onto the shelves of Dymocks? ... Read More
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How will readers find your book?

One of the most important things to figure out when trying to market your book is the reader's path to purchase. This is the journey they go on when finding and buying your book ... Read More
30-min Self Publishing session: Kindle options

30-min Self Publishing session: Kindle options

A big question for many authors is whether to enrol in Kindle Select or not. So why might you want to choose it? ... Read More
30-min Self Publishing session: Pen names

30-min Self Publishing session: Pen names

SelfPubAus is holding a series of super-quick 30-minute "micro sessions" to cover specific topics relating to Self Publishing ... Read More
SelfPub lunch MeetUp

SelfPub lunch MeetUp

It was great to see familiar and new faces at the first SelfPubAus lunch MeetUp in Sydney last week. Lots of topics got discussed ... Read More
1st 2RPH "New Voices" produced under COVID-19

1st 2RPH “New Voices” produced under COVID-19

This week's episode of 2RPH's New Voices program is the first to be produced under "Covid conditions" and features former "mail order bride" Olga Ivanova ... Read More
Guerilla marketing?!

Guerilla marketing?!

Selling physical copies of a book can be challenging for self-published authors. How can you distribute your book in a way that's accessible and affordable for readers? ... 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