21 Apr Karyn Sepulveda talks short courses, self-publishing and getting ideas in the strangest places with AWC
In my book, The DIY Book PR Guide, I talk a lot about the need for self-published authors to be committed, energetic and passionate about what can be a fairly heavy-going experience. After all, taking care of every single aspect of your book – not just the writing and editing, but finding printers, choosing paper stock, signing on with a distributor, designing a cover, uploading it to the various online platforms… and so on – is a lot of work. And that’s before you’ve even thought about promoting it.
Current Noble Words’ client Karyn Sepulveda is the poster girl for successful self-publishing and something of a cheerleader for the experience, having enjoyed every moment of getting her excellent young adult urban fantasy novel Choosing Xaverique out to an enthusiastic reading public. In this interview with our friends at the Australian Writers’ Centre, with whom she took a course several years ago, Karyn shares her tips for getting the best out of the self-publishing experience.
And the AWC runs a course called Successful Self-Publishing, for those interested in delving deeper.