Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How to get around this blog: A users guide

How to get around this blog: A users guide.

Hi Ya'll, and welcome to another week/month at Findlay Books.
We'd like to welcome all our new visitors who have popped in lately and emailed us with many questions. I've enjoyed getting to know a few who are new to self-publishing and in the process of answering questions I've discovered that my blog isn't so easy to navigate.

So, if you are new to self-publishing from New Zealand then everything you need to know is found right here - I know, arrogant aren't I? Have a browes around and enjoy the reading and if you have any further questions, please email us at

~ Joy Findlay

So you want to Self-publish?

Before the Nitty Gritty of Self-publishing (Questions to ask before you self-publish):  

What does it Cost?

Creating Great Content, Selling Great Content:

Finding an Illustrator:

Working with Images, including Cover Design:

Cover Artists: 

Legal and Financial Issues Part 1 - Copyright Law in NZ:

Legal and Financial Issues Part 2 - Show Me the Money (Royalties):

Legal and Financial Issues Part 3 - Tax, Tax and More Tax:

Working with Editors:

A List of Editors and Proofreaders in NZ:

Formatting your Ebook for Publishing:  

Findlay Books Digital Formatting Services (great for creating your ebook the way you want it!):

Publishing your Book - A Step-by-step Guide: 

Vanity Publishing and Print on Demand:

Best 100 Blogs for the Modern Writer:

Book Industry Changes and Distributing in NZ (2014):

Distributing in NZ (2013):  

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff:

Marketing and Promotions:

David Chuka at London Book Fair:

Sideloading Mobi Files to your device:

And finally, a wealth of information and links to other writers, self-publishers and information on self-publishing in NZ and internationally is found here on our Links page:

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