The Self-Publishing workshop was held recently and well attended by members. Graham Davidson taught us various tips when publishing our work, such as to use Ingram Spark (digital printing) for words, but offset printing for photos, and to use cream paper as white paper is a give-away that the work is self-published.
Graham also delved into the necessity of using an ISBN, the advantages of having your own website, print on demand vs offset printing, and the use of InDesign to set out your work for printing. Specifics of cover files, the front matter, and details we need to include were also thoroughly covered.
Finally, Graham went through the steps to take once we felt your books were ready for distribution – and gave us recommendations on bookstores, libraries and retailers to contact