Authors are taking more control over their future by choosing to self-publish rather than wait for a traditional publisher to accept their manuscript. Certain factors need to be considered by the author who chooses the self-publishing road, and they are discussed below.
Author: Paul Brewster
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Many authors are choosing self-publishers to publish their books. There are some specific reasons why Australian authors should consider publishing through an Australian publisher, whether they be a traditional publisher, or a self-publisher.
It is true that you will have to fork out some money to attend a Writer’s Workshop, but the benefits far outweigh the cost. Workshops provide a venue where writers can meet each other, where writers can talk to editors and agents, and where information and knowledge is shared. To attend a Writer’s Workshop can never be a wrong move. Anyone who has been to one will tell you how much the workshop energised them.
For an author, writer’s block can and does put a halt to inspiration that can result in frustration, and a sense of unease. When experiencing writer’s block, many an author asks themselves what to do.
An author’s website, also referred to as an author platform, has become the centre piece whereby an author is able to engage with their readers and followers. Platform is undeniably a useful tool for the author to carry in their tool bag.