Being an independent author, or part of a writer’s cooperative, both take patience, the ability to learn from mistakes, and basically be the Jack of all trades in the publishing industry or at least know when and where to outsource what is beyond your ability or the ability of the group.
The Triskele Trail follows five authors’ journey into self publishing and offers an insight and useful information that can only be gained by traveling a path full of trepidation, self doubt, and constant learning about an industry that has evolved rapidly into providing a platform for writers with ability the chance to succeed, which only a few years back was closed without backing of traditional publishing professionals.
If you are thinking about venturing into self-publishing, this handy guide will provide some inspiration, an insight into the working of five writing cooperatives, and guide you in the direction of where to find more information and assistance so you don’t have to take the journey alone.
These handy tips will guarantee any writer instant failure in their dealing with any editor, publisher or competition organizer. If you wish to collect rejection slips forever follow the points closely.
1. Always treat the editor like a stupid idiot. Point out the obvious, tell hir what rotten stories/articles/poems/reviews s/he publishes and give hir tips on how to run hir magazine.
2. In the same helpful vein always include m/f on each page and tell hir on the first page that it means 'more forward'. S/he would never have guessed from the bunch of pages s/he was holding that there were more than one to read.
St Paul’s Chess Centre, 100 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland
16th August 2014, Open to the Public from 10 am – 4 pm
Independent Kiwi authors selling and signing their published books. Find out more on how to write and independently publish your own book. Find Writer’s Choice at table 87.
Come along and talk to the experts who can help you fulfil your dream of writing and publishing your own book.
This festival will showcase New Zealand’s own independently published and self-published authors and illustrators. There will be 100s of different books for sale covering the full spectrum of genres and age groups.