DIY typesetting: Why you shouldn’t typeset your own book

By |2020-02-19T15:16:32+10:00February 19th, 2020|Design, Self-publishing, Typesetting|

You’ve spent months or even years writing your manuscript and now you are ready to publish. Congratulations! Like many contemporary authors, you have decided to take the route of self-publishing – but where to next? What can you do yourself? And what professional help should you invest in? Self-publishing has become a popular choice [...]

Making the most of 2020

By |2020-01-22T09:49:20+10:00January 22nd, 2020|Self-publishing, Working practice, Writing|

Welcome to the ’20s! A new year and a new decade. I would be keen to know just how many people have writing and publishing a book on their list of things to complete by the end of the year, whether a non-fiction book sharing their expertise, a family memoir or even a children’s [...]

Lessons Learnt While Becoming a Self-Published Author

By |2017-05-09T17:50:18+10:00May 9th, 2017|Self-publishing, Writing|

On the eve of launching my book, The Entrepreneurs’ Guide to Self-Publishing, I have been reflecting on the lessons I have learnt along the way. Writing and self-publishing is a journey that requires self-discipline, determination and a degree of bravery. As a participant of a writing challenge, I began the journey to becoming an author [...]

The Importance of Creating a Writing Habit

By |2016-10-05T11:27:54+10:00October 5th, 2016|Self-publishing, Writing|

This past week I have experienced a shift in mindset and with this has come a greater understanding of the importance of creating a writing habit. In order to reach my daily target of 1000 words a day I have restructured my routine. As a creature of habit I thought this was going to be [...]

Journey to Becoming a Self-Published Author

By |2017-03-05T12:08:35+10:00July 20th, 2016|Self-publishing, Writing|

WEEK ONE Recently I made the decision to commence writing a business book to add to the collection on my bookshelves and the bookshelves of, hopefully, offices throughout the world. I have spent the best part of the last decade working in the publishing industry alongside editors, designers, typesetters and the like, but it has [...]

How a manuscript appraisal can help self-publishers

By |2017-03-05T12:08:35+10:00July 29th, 2015|Self-publishing|

If you can’t afford someone for a full edit of your book, many editors – myself included – can appraise your work and give you professional feedback as to how you can enhance and improve your manuscript. Seeing as an assessor may be the first person to read your manuscript, apart from yourself and family [...]

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