Tonight, 21 August 2013, I’m talking at RMIT with fellow Melbourne author Darrell Pitt at a Q&A-style forum hosted by broadcaster and creative writing teacher Sian Prior. The subject: self-publishing and e-publishing.
For those who land here after seeing me onstage, or who might be doing some preliminary research, I’ve collected a few posts on writing and self-publishing that have appeared here over the years:
- Markdown and distraction-free writing apps for authors
- Writing as your best self
- Where’s the vanity in self-publishing (an impassioned personal favorite)
- …in The Age on self-publishing, and a new book
- The Next Big Thing with Ben Hourigan
- Six-steps to help your friend promote their ebook
- The post announcing availability of my first, self-published novel
Looking at that last post, you might wonder—where can I get this book of yours? And the answer is that right now, you can’t get it anywhere. As you might hear or have heard me discuss this evening, there’s a legal issue involving the book, which may require me to censor some of it, that I’m currently receiving advice on. Such is the lot of the indie author, who bears responsibility for everything to do with their own book, from writing it all the way down to marketing and legal matters.
Until that matter’s resolved to my satisfaction, the thing to do is subscribe to my sporadic email newsletter below or using this link. (All self-published authors should have a newsletter!) Then you’ll get a message letting you know as soon as Kiss Me, Genius Boy goes back on sale.