Focus on Self-Publishing
Self-publishing is a fast-growing industry. It's not as simple as people think. There are pitfalls and technical terms that many people don't know about until they start the process.
Join us in an intensive one and a half day workshop with visiting industry professionals Debbie Lee from Ingram Spark, author Rebecca Lang, and Linda Nix from Golden Orb Creative to learn all about the ups and downs of self-publishing.
This weekend covers all you need to know for a self-publishing project, including:
Debbie will talk about:
The indie author/small press business model
Production process; deciding on format; costs and quotes
Print-on-demand or offset or both
Building your author platform
Reaching a global retail sector.
Thanks to our major sponsors!
Stuff you need to know...
When: 9th of November
Where: Armidale Ex-Services Memorial Club
137 Dumaresq St
How much: $110 for NEWC members, $140 for non-member
Debbie Lee is Senior Manager, Content Acquisition and Business Development with Ingram Lightning Source. Formerly and academic publisher and a trade sales representative, Debbie has seen the world of publishing change dramatically over her 30 year career. She considers the advent of print-on-demand and global distribution among the most significant contributing factors, giving the indie author and smaller press the same capabilities and access to market as the traditional, mainstream publishing house.
Rebecca Lang is a writer and editor living in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.
A former journalist, she decided to turn her skills to self-publishing while trying to get her manuscript on the folklore surrounding the mysterious ‘Australian big cat’ published.
Together with her co-author with Michael Williams, she has published Australian Big Cats: An Unnatural History of Panthers (Strange Nation 2010), which pieced together the legend of Australia's mysterious 'black panther', and co-wrote the foreword for and re-released the cult classic Savage Shadow: The Search for the Australian Cougar (Strange Nation 2011). Most recently she edited a thought-provoking collection of essays about the Thylacine, The Tasmanian Tiger: Extinct or Extant? (Strange Nation 2014).
She also writes under the pen name R.R. Lang and has authored several short works of fiction including Army Dreamers (Strange Tales 2014), and most recently edited and published the ghost story anthology Dark Spirits (Strange Tales 2018).
Linda Nix has worked in the publishing industry for over 20 years in a range of editing and publishing roles. Her freelance business, Golden Orb Creative, provides a full range of book editing and production services for both print and ebooks and she has worked with self-publishing authors of both fiction and non-fiction. She has also run a small press, Lacuna, since 2012.