New Words 2011

Self-Publishing a Novel

Steven Porter's experience with self-publishing his novel "Countries of the World"


Saturday 10 September 2011
11am – 1pm

Douglas Hotel, Aberdeen [Map]

Admission free

Why would a writer with a substantial amount of work in print want to start self-publishing? Is it not only for those who can't get a proper deal elsewhere or whose work is simply not good enough to warrant publication otherwise?

In this workshop, the author will explain why he took this decision and examine some of the pros and cons of self-publishing, based on both information gathered and on his personal experience so far.

The workshop will also look at some of the outlets out there for self-publishing in both traditional (paper) and digital forms. Questions and feedback welcome.

Steven Porter

Steven Porter is the author of The Iberian Horseshoe — A Journey (, Barcelona 2007), Shellfish and Umbrellas (poetry: Koo Press, Aberdeen 2008), Blurred Girl and Other Suggestive Stories (Thunderclap Press, New Jersey 2010), and Countries of the World (fictional memoir / sports fiction: Breogan Books 2011).

Promoted by

Lemon Tree Writers

Supported by

Douglas Hotel
North East Writers

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