Writing

Editing

Editing

When you've finished writing your novel, or even during the process, you'll probably need to go through some kind of editing. It's almost impossible to edit your own work, as any professional writer will attest ... Read More
Writing software

Writing software

Using special writing software can really make it easier to write, particularly as your manuscript starts getting larger and more unwieldy. Here are some of the options available ... Read More

Formatting

Cover design

Cover design

If you're self-publishing, the choice of cover is 100% down to you! You can even make your own cover, but if you don't have a flair for design and good technical skills, it's probably wise to outsource design ... Read More

Publishing

eBooks

eBooks

eBooks are the quickest, easiest and best-selling way to publish your book. Particularly for fiction, the vast majority of your sales will be digital books ... Read More
ISBNs

ISBNs

What is an ISBN and do I need one? Find out where to get an ISBN in Australia and how much they cost ... Read More
Print-on-demand

Print-on-demand

Most self-published paperback and hardback books are published as print-on-demand (POD), where a copy is only printed once it has been ordered and paid for. This makes it much cheaper - even free - to publish a physical book ... Read More
Serialisation

Serialisation

Serialisation is an increasingly popular way to publish, whether to test books, build an audience, or make money. These are some currently popular sites ... Read More
Small press

Small press

If you go with a  small press, technically you're not self-publishing. However there are small publishers in Australia who offer a kind of hybrid service or publishing package that may suit some writers ... Read More

Marketing

Competitions

Competitions

Writing competitions are a way to win money as well as promote your brand as an author ... Read More
Reviews

Reviews

Getting reviews is a labour intensive process, but absolutely vital if you want your book to sell. The good news is that there are some commercial book review services you can use ... Read More
Author Profile Sites

Author Profile Sites

A very important part of marketing your work is to build author profiles on key sites. This takes quite a bit of work, but will help readers find you and connect with you ... Read More