Adult Program Story by Rebecca Sheraton
Julieann Wallace and Emma Mactaggart introduced attendees to various forms of self-publishing. Both ladies are accomplished Indie publishers and bring a wealth of other skills.
Julieann publishes under Lilly Pilly Publishing and Emma has Boogie Books, Child Writes, a program for children aged 9-12 and several other businesses.
Both Julieann and Emma spoke about the many different publishing options including:
Julieann and Emma spoke about the considerations for Indie publishing. The author has 100% of the profits and you are your own publisher and decision-maker. Part of the process is buying your own ISBN, sourcing your own printer, deciding on sizes and formatting and setting up eBooks. The author will earn 70% of royalties. The lead time to launch an Indie book is approximately 2 years until the launch, whereas with traditional publishing it can be as short as 6 months.
Tips for successful Indie publishing:
Thanks for all the advice Julieann and Emma.
Blogging Team 2017