June 23


10:30 am - 04:30 pm

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Queensland Writers Centre


Queensland Writers Centre

Level 2, State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, Brisbane, QLD 4101

Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4101


with Kylie Chan

Learn the practical process of digital and print self-publishing

In the first half of this course, you will learn the basics of self-publishing. Kylie will outline the differences between print and digital self-publishing; explain channels, discounts, and regional restrictions; and the vital steps to work through before you can see your work in digital or print.

In the second half, Kylie will work through demonstrations of self-publishing on all the major digital and print platforms. She will provide examples of formatting, typesetting and uploading a variety of book types for digital and print publishing.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you will have a number of options for self-publishing your book and have all the tools you need to choose your platform, method, and format. Key topics include the following:

  • The history and emergence of the self-publishing paradigm

  • The digital self-publishing process from a Word document to a fully-functional ebook

  • Formatting, uploading, and distributing an ebook

  • Formatting, typesetting and designing a print book

  • The process for creating print books on a variety of different distribution platforms

  • Channels and options for digital publishing

  • Common mistakes and what to avoid as a self-publisher


This is a workshop for all writers looking to sustain themselves in their writing career. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.

About Kylie Chan

Kylie Chan has been an IT consultant in Australia and Hong Kong. On returning to Australia in 2002, she wrote the bestselling nine-book Dark Heavens series, a fantasy based on Chinese mythology, and has recently released a new science fiction series. She holds a BBus and MBA in IT, and an MPhil in Creative Writing.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Unless otherwise stated, Queensland Writers Centre workshops and events are suitable for participants aged 16 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, please check with us for suitability before purchasing a ticket. 

Membership will be confirmed on arrival, in the event it isn’t current, membership will need to be arranged.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Information on getting to the State Library of Queensland can be found here.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary. 

Will this event be live streamed?

Queensland Writers Centre aims to provide material to its membership regardless of where they reside within Queensland by live streaming some events. Attendees may be broadcast periodically throughout the event as recording takes place. If you wish not to be filmed, let staff know prior to the event.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

What’s the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.
Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at

Terms and Conditions

All information is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised program information (including course content and tutors), but if this occurs, we will try to provide as much notice as possible.
We expect that all participants will behave respectfully and professionally towards their tutor and fellow students. We reserve the right to remove anyone who behaves in an aggressive or disruptive manner. If a participant is asked to leave the class on this basis, we will not offer a refund.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.


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