Self-Publishing Blog

6 Biggest Publishing Mistakes New Authors Make

6 Biggest Publishing Mistakes New Authors Make

Putting your new book out into the world is daunting. You’ve spent months; even years carefully shaping and lovingly crafting your manuscript, and now you’re ready to polish that document into a professionally designed...

How to price your paperback book on Amazon KDP

How to price your paperback book on Amazon KDP

Struggling to choose a price for your paperback book on Amazon? Here are my personal thoughts on how to decide what price your book should sell for. Let’s start at the beginning. Factors Influencing Paperback Price...

Featured Author: Catherine McCallum

Featured Author: Catherine McCallum

Over the years I have learnt to anticipate with some excitement a new release from our next author, Catherine McCallum. A skilled writer, her mastery with words are a lesson to any authors searching for a local role...

Featured Author: Jessica K. Middleton

Featured Author: Jessica K. Middleton

I remember my first Zoom call with Jessica and her mom Kim. I was struck by just how bright and bubbly this young author was; her excitement and passion for her story was easy to see. The story this first-time author has...

A short guide to book fairs during October 2022

A short guide to book fairs during October 2022

October is a busy month for book fairs all around the world. Both locally and further abroad, the coming month is sure to provide many opportunities for authors, publishers and booklovers alike to share ideas, network...

Featured Author: John Brokaar

Featured Author: John Brokaar

Not many know but some of the first books our business helped publish were the metaphysical titles written by our very first author Jimmy Henderson, my father. When connecting with the newly-published author John Brokaar...

Featured Author: Bene Lu

Featured Author: Bene Lu

I have had the pleasure of guiding the author Bene Lu (pen name) through the self-publishing process twice over the last few years. A talented local writer and author of multiple books who writes outside of working hours...

Featured Author:  Marilize Ackermann  

Featured Author:  Marilize Ackermann  

I was lucky in these post-covid times to be able attend the book launch for Marilize Ackermann’s first book release held at the local Obz Books here in Cape Town. Her passion for the book was obvious throughout her...

Managing Your Editing Expectations

Managing Your Editing Expectations

New authors are frequently surprised at the cost of editing. Expectation vs Reality Presumably they picture someone curled up in a comfy armchair, skimming over their manuscript, nodding, smiling – and occasionally...

Cape Town To Host Upcoming Open Book Festival 

Cape Town To Host Upcoming Open Book Festival 

  When? 2 - 4 September 2022 As someone who read their way through most of their hometown’s small library before starting high school and where a single book signing was held in all that time, having an exciting series...