Why authors should create their own book covers

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You’ve written your story, it’s been through endless drafts, edited and perfectly polished. It’s ready to upload to Amazon  or a similar platform. Then you realise there are thousands of new titles uploaded every week.

What can you do to make your book stand out?

Design a good cover.

Statistics show that a well…

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Publishing Workshops at MONA

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Writers,educators, journalists, designers and bloggers: turn your self-publishing idea into reality at Hobart’s world famous MONA gallery. Join Adobe guru Dr Tim Kitchen, author and Adobe education leader Susan Bell, artist Julianne Clifford and professional photographer Brett Kent in a series of workshops to help your project stand out in a competitive industry.

Workshops…

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When Dreamworks Came to Stanley: Dispatches from Tasmania

The latest book from Midlifexpress columnist Susan Bell is now available on Amazon Kindle.
The following post is taken from the introduction.

Introduction
This book is a collection of articles about living and travelling in Tasmania and includes some of the more controversial issues facing the state such as the fight against logging…

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Why traditional publishers are sleepwalking into oblivion

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Rob is a successful writer and publisher.

I met him at one of my self-publishing workshops where I teach people how to convert print books into eBooks.

Rob became an independent publisher after his manuscript was rejected by every major Australian publisher.

Undeterred, he bought a professional binder and printer and made paperback copies of his book. Pretty soon he’d sold eight…

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3 steps to self-publishing success

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I run workshops on how to self-publish.

At every workshop, usually within the first ten minutes, I’m asked this question: If everyone self-publishes, then won’t readers be swamped with crap?

I respond by asking all those in attendance if they’ve ever read a bad book.

Everyone nods.

I then point out that it’s traditional publishers like Penguin, Random House and Harper…

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The writers’ guide

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With the Stanley Self-Publishing Writers’ Retreat starting next Friday, we have collated some of our best writing articles.

In this short writers’ guide is a collection of articles offering tips on how to use InDesign, write from essence, make money on Kindle, and more.

And if you happen to be in North West Tasmania next weekend, why not come along and…

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Beat Street Print Edition

Beat Street is now available in print.

The print edition contains the original eBook interviews with Russell Crowe, Hugo Weaving and Annie Sprinkle with bonus material including celebrity reincarnation, whether Kim Kardashian is a modern fertility goddess and how rock stars can be history teachers.

And, if you buy a print book you get the Kindle edition free.

The same…

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The wonderful Ursula Le Guin

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Ursula Le Guin provides another reason as to why self-publishing is the best option for authors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et9Nf-rsALk#t=185

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