This year, as well as the writing work, I’ve also been undertaking coaching – both individual sessions and workshops with small groups.
I’ve been self-publishing since 2012 and since then, there have been so many changes it’s important to keep up to speed.
When I get questions from future authors about their work, these can range from structural and editing issues to questions about the nuts and bolts of traditional publishing vs self-publishing.
Because the publishing industry is changing so rapidly, it’s crucial to be aware of all the options.
One of the most useful things for me as an author, and also recently, as a coach, has been my membership of ALLi – the Alliance of Independent Authors.
ALLi is a great resource for the soon-to-be or already self-published author, not least because wherever you are based, there are people on hand who can help you with your self-publishing questions, through a lively private Facebook group and regular Q&A podcasts. There’s also a fantastic collection of blog posts on many aspects of self-publishing and a service directory, giving information on providers who can help you to publish your work, if opt for the assisted route.
Personally, I’ve found the Facebook forum fantastic, as well as the chance to network with other authors, both online and in person, through meetings and events.
Should you be considering self-publishing, or maybe even be self-published already, I can’t recommend ALLi highly enough. See you online!
One last word – if you’re in the UK, and looking to bring your book into being, or want guidance on the practical steps involved in self-publishing or marketing your book, check out my coaching page.
I also offer manuscript appraisal, editing and proofreading as well as one-to-one consultations (in person or by phone) for when you need specific assistance. Take your work to the next level!
In September, we’re running workshops in York in the UK – see the links below for more information. Make your book happen!