Publisher Cate Sutherland sits down with self-publishing gurus to bust myths and share tips on creating a successful book
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In this podcast, recorded at The Business of Being a Writer seminar, Fremantle Press publisher Cate Sutherland delves into the world of self-publishing with authors Wendy Binks and Annabel Smith, and IngramSpark senior manager Debbie Lee. They address the stigma attached to self-publishing, and give pointers on things to consider before undetaking the self-publishing journey – from creating to distributing and marketing. Annabel challenges the notion that self-publishing is ‘quick and easy and cheap’, and asks, ‘What about your time? The marketing takes an enormous amount of time.’ All three guests emphasise that to self-publish, you must fill the role of creator, publicist, retailer, public speaker and accountant, just to name a few.
Music: ‘Letter to a Daughter of St George’, from The Meat Lunch EP: Songs from Floaters. Written by Alan Fyfe. Performed by Trevor Bentley (guitar and vocals – @trevormb) and Chris Parkinson (harmonica). Produced by Blake Carnaby of Nuglife Studios with impresario work by Benjamin P. Newton.
Producer: Claire Miller
Mastered and edited by: Aidan d’Adhemar
Sponsor: This show was made possible with a grant from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund
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