Introduction to Self-Publishing

Michael Winkler

Saturday 17 February 2024 10am-4pm

Full Price: $210
Member: $155
Conc Member: $135

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This writing course, Introduction to Self-Publishing with Michael Winkler, takes place at Writing NSW in Sydney.

More writers than ever before are exploring self-publishing as a viable method of getting their words out into the world. But what is the process of self-publishing your work, and how can you maximise the chances of it being seen?

Is this course right for you? Read our FAQ >

Michael Winkler, award-winning author of Grimmish—the first ever self-published book shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award—will guide you through all you need to know for your next steps in self-publishing. Where do you start? What does it cost? Should you engage an editor, proof-reader, cover designer and marketing guru or can you take on these roles yourself? What are the legal issues with self-publication? How do you know when your manuscript is ready to be turned into a printed book? What are the advantages and disadvantages of traditional printing versus e-book publication?

Michael Winkler will draw on his own experiences self-publishing three books, as well as his wider engagement with the book world as the author of commercially published titles, to provide guidance along the road to self-publication.

Expected learning outcomes

In this workshop, participants will:

  1. Receive an overview of the self-publishing landscape
  2. Learn the importance of polishing their writing in preparation for self-publication, and the tools needed to best achieve this
  3. Learn the steps, costs and issues involved in self-publishing a book
  4. Receive insights into the marketing and distribution of their self-published book.

This workshop takes place at Writing NSW in Sydney.

Participant requirements

Pen and paper, or a fully charged device. Please read our FAQ before enrolling.

If you have questions about this course, please contact us.

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