The Guildford Book Festival, a ten day literary extravaganza of author appearances, debates and talks, this year included a workshop on self-publishing. Alongside more traditional workshops on short stories, children’s fiction, and erotica, author Ben Galley talked about how to get your book off your computer and into people’s hands.
Galley, who self-published his first book, The Written, aged 22 for just £400 and whose second book, Pale Kings, was released this year, started off exhorting workshop attendees to strive for professional standards when self-publishing.
“You have to do it right,” he said, “because mistakes cost money and reputation.”
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