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Introduction to Self-Publishing with Michael Winkler

South Cres
Lilyfield NSW 2040
Writing NSW, Callan Park

Saturday 17 February from 10am to 4pm


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

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?

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.

Michael Winkler is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. His novel Grimmish was shortlisted for the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the first self-published novel to make the long or shortlist. He has self-published three titles, and his journalism, short fiction, reviews and essays have been widely published and anthologised. He won the 2016 Calibre Prize for his essay The Great Red Whale. He was a judge for the 2023 Age Book of the Year Award and the Neilma Sidney Short Story prize.

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