Q&A: Self-publishing your novel
Are you planning on self-publishing your novel? Perhaps you already have and want some advice on maximising its potential? Join local self-published authors Mel A Rowe and Sean Guy for an informal Q&A discussing the process: from finding a good editor and the importance of beta readers, to formatting correctly for online and print, all the way to navigating and developing your ‘Author Platform’ in this increasingly social media based world. They’re here to help.
Australian Bestselling Author, Mel A Rowe is a Writer & Weekend Wanderer, trying not to get too lost outback of Northern Australia.
As a contributor to the global Poets of the World, her acclaimed poetry and prose can be found in various international literary publications. Mel also manages an award-winning flash-fiction site called R&R Ramblings, and a blog on her author site, MelAROWE.com. Winner of the NT Author Mentorship with Hachette Australia in 2017; Mel was short-listed for Best New Author by AusRom Today Readers’ Choice Awards in 2018. Her greatest author thrill to date— besides typing The End on the first draft of a new story or holding each newly printed novel published with her name on it—was hitting #1 US & AUSTRALIAN BESTSELLER lists in early 2019.
Sean Guy is a Darwin-based author and playwright, who trained as an English teacher but now works by day as Manager of the Bookshop Darwin. He honed his skills writing for school theatre groups, the NT News, and submitting novellas to young author writing competitions. In 2018 he self-published his novel, “Malediction: The Cursed Play”, which has since sold almost 500 copies in paperback, and received glowing reviews from across the Territory.
Saturday, June 15
10am – 12pm
Timor Room, 2nd Floor Harbour View Plaza, 8 McMinn Street, Darwin city
$5 for members / $20 for non-members
Click here to book
The last Sunday of the month, it’s the open mic, spoken word afternoon, presented by the NT Writers’ Centre.
This month’s theme: Short and sweet.
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Place: The Darwin Railway Club, Somerville Gardens, Parap
Cost: $5/ or free for kids or performers
A crit-free gathering for lovers of words and cake. Bring a poem to share by yourself or someone you admire. All welcome.
Eat at Martin’s, Coconut Grove
Third Thursday of the month
10 – 11am
Festival Program Launch
All tickets go on sale from April 12!