Technology has made self-publishing easier. Unfortunately, this ease of publishing has opened up the industry to some ruthless operators.
Consumer psychology consultant, columnist and author Glennys Marsdon is passionate about making sure vulnerable consumers do not get taken advantage of. During her time on a consumer protection Board she became aware of several scams in the self-publishing area. These insights plus her own 10 year experience in self-publishing forms the basis of this workshop.
This is not a workshop about the nuts and bolts technical aspects of self-publishing. Instead participants will come away with an understanding of:
•Do you have the personality for self-publishing?
•The benefits of self-publishing
•Tips to maximise the benefits
•The pitfalls of self-publishing
•Tips to avoid scams and other costly mistakes
•Case studies of successes
•Time to ask specific questions
Her first short story won first place in the Stirling Literary Award 208. Her first novel 50 Ways To Grieve Your Lover has been used in international disasters such as the NZ Pike Mine Disaster, and resulted in her being profiled in a worldwide competition run by Seth Godin about people making a difference. She had published six books, has a monthly column, and her blog is read in over 60 countries.
Glennys Marsdon’s passion for people and solving problems saw her train as a consumer psychologist. She then spent 25 years helping organisations with their brand/advertising campaigns, KPI development, new product, customer service and employee research, before opening her own consultancy, The Customer’s Voice in 2000. Her research has been behind many products we still use today, and instrumental in various Ad campaigns and social issues including drug abuse, domestic violence and higher education. In 2012 she was nominated for the Telstra Business Women’s Award and she now sits on several boards. She is also the Australian Society of Authors Professional Development Office in W.A.