Self-publishing in Australia — starting out

I often visit writers’ groups and talk about self-publishing in Australia. Afterward, there is always the same question—Isn’t it easier to let a traditional publisher do all that work?

Yes and no.

Indie publishing is hard, but it’s not work. Not if you are passionate are producing the best product you can. Not if you treat it like a business, with lots of steps you need to take, but a business you love.

Sometimes the hardest part is just finding the right steps to take. Cutting out all those false starts. Hopefully I can help you there. I’ve compiled all the current (likely to change again in the future) steps you need to take to set up your business as a publisher in Australia. All the links to government sites and a breakdown of the tasks is included in this booklet. Feel free to download it and share it with others. You do not have to sign up for anything to get it (but hey, if you’d like to join my list for whenever I have other freebies you’d be most welcome).

I always welcome feedback, so drop me a line if there’s anything you suggest changing or adding to this booklet to make it more helpful for other Australian writers.


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