Self-publishing workshop comes to Tamworth for budding authors to get that book out

EVERYONE has a story, but achieving the dream of seeing it become a book in the traditional way is a little trickier these days.

NOVEL IDEAS: New England Writers' Centre's Lyn Grace says self-publishing could be the ticket for budding authors, and a workshop on the topic is planned for Tamworth.

NOVEL IDEAS: New England Writers' Centre's Lyn Grace says self-publishing could be the ticket for budding authors, and a workshop on the topic is planned for Tamworth.

That’s according to the facilitator of a self-publishing workshop coming to Tamworth, who says the DIY method is not as difficult as some might think.

New England Writers’ Centre (NEWC) spokeswoman Lyn Grace said the workshop would “clear the air” on this method of getting published.

Mrs Grace said she thought it would book out quickly.

“So many people, everyone, has got a story in them, but publishing the general way is becoming so hard these days,” she said.

“I think editors and publishers are becoming so particular with what they can actually sell commercially now, and there aren’t as many publishers as what there used to be.”

The workshop will feature authors/journalists Steven Lewis, Janene Carey and Ian Wynne.

Mrs Grace said NEWC decided to organise it based on demand.

“There seems to be lot of writers about at the moment who can’t find outlets to get published and thinking it’s a difficult thing to get self-published – that’s why we’re trying to clear the air.”

Mrs Grace said it could be just about any type of book – or not even a book at all.

“It doesn't have to be great big novel these days; it can be a family history or a short story.”

  • The workshop will be on August 26, 10am-3.30pm at Tamworth City Library
  • Book at trybooking.com/QXML or call 6772 7210
Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop