Introducing Independent Publishing

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Dear readers,

My name is Brad and I’m the editor of Books+Publishing’s new, free monthly newsletter Independent Publishing, dedicated to providing industry advice that helps and inspires independent authors.

You might remember our previous newsletter Australian Self Publisher—the last issue of which we sent out in 2019. After two years of planning, we are back with a new name and a renewed mission to help independent writers navigate the world of publishing and bookselling.

It’s our goal to help demystify the industry for you. We want to help you connect with services and advice you can trust, whether you’re exploring the best printing options, writing inspiration or marketing your book to its audience, and no matter if you’re working on your first novel, or looking at ways to boost sales of your back catalogue.

As this is the first edition of Independent Publishing, I’ve themed the issue around introducing you to some key, trusted players in the industry. Scroll down to meet representatives from the Australian Society of Authors, DMCPR Media, IngramSpark, the ISBN agency, RM Marketing Services and Ventura Press. You’ll also find a collection of the latest news and analysis from the wider world of publishing and bookselling, as well as a feature article pulled from the Australian Self Publisher archive. Going forward, in each newsletter you can expect interviews with industry experts, opinion pieces, author features and more.

I really hope you enjoy the newsletter. If you have any questions or feedback you can email me. If you have a product or service to offer indie authors and would like to advertise, please email me at the same address. Happy reading (and writing!).

Brad Jefferies

Editor, Independent Publishing

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