Debbie Young from The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) was our guest speaker on 27 January. Debbie is an established author and advocate of self publishing. She started out in journalism, moved into PR and now self-publishes short stories, non-fiction and author advice as well as writing a lively blog and working for ALLi. Her talk focused on how authors can use self-publishing to their best advantage. She highlighted the benefits of creative control, print on demand and profit margins. Debbie gave many excellent tips including the importance of the various types of editing, using beta readers and the advantages and dangers of author services. She emphasised the importance of marketing and the use of blogging and social media to reach potential readers.
Debbie Young, Commissioning Editor of the Alliance of Independent Authors’ Author Advice Centre, will be speaking about the merits of self publishing and how to do it well as part of the Winchester Reading Series on Tuesday 27th Jan from 6pm – 7.30pm in the St Alphege building, room SAB001.
Debbie is an indie author of fiction and non-fiction, including OPENING UP TO INDIE AUTHORS and SELL YOUR BOOKS! She also reviews self-published books for various magazines and websites, including the Vine Leaves Literary Journal, the Historical Novel Society and the AIA manuscript appraisal service. Her short story collections include QUICK CHANGE and STOCKING FILLERS.
This event is free and open to all. Bring your publishing questions!
Our Winchester Reading Series page gives details of more events to come. Please take a look and make a date in your diary.