Literally I clicked the email link and found what I was looking for. A presentation by Euan Mitchell on self- publishing.
So I clicked again to book a place. Booked it.
I arrive at St Michael’s Annexe in Melbourne just after 6 o’clock.
His presentation is about his self-publishing journey. Despite being in the publishing industry himself, he found it no advantage to publishing his own manuscript. That starts to confirm my worst-held fears.
He mentions that many manuscripts aren’t published, many books don’t sell and many authors aren’t rich. For some reason I’m less pessimistic. Besides some stories just need to be told.
He suggests starting slowly and creating a network using social and existing media. And write. Better get to that.
He also has a book (self published) which summarises his ideas available from his web site.
There are questions at the end. I ask mine and get an encouraging answer. And after that all I want to do is write.