The team at Brisbane Self Publishing Service were delighted to host our inaugural Christmas Party and author networking event on Thursday 29 November 2018 at Site Cafe in Banyo. And what a great night it turned out to be!
Coinciding with our five year anniversary, the evening proved to be a great success with some people travelling from as far away as Maleny on the Sunshine Coast, Toogoolawah in the Brisbane Valley and Lismore in northern NSW to attend our party. Drinks and nibbles flowed, as did engaging conversations between clients and our associated service providers. Everyone was keen to exchange ideas and share personal experiences of their writing and self-publishing journey in a relaxed and informal environment.
‘Meet and Greet’ opportunity
As most of the interaction we have with our clients is by way of email or phone conversations, it was a wonderful opportunity to meet many of our authors face to face for the first time and to finally put a face to an author’s name. It was also good to be able to introduce our ‘behind the scenes’ service providers who have partnered with us to help our author clients achieve their publication goals. In addition to our core service offerings of manuscript appraisals, editing and proofreading, page layout/typesetting and book cover design, we also provide print management, ebook conversion/distribution, audiobook production, website design and book marketing advice. Not everyone has taken advantage of all of these options but it was wonderful to see everyone chatting so openly with one another about their writing and publishing experiences. It was also interesting to find out more about what prompted our clients to take the leap of faith to self-publish their manuscripts; what inspired them to write about their chosen topic; how they got started; and what they’re currently working on.
A Centralised Hub for Local Indie Authors
At Brisbane Self Publishing Service we continually strive to create a personalised and supportive experience for all our clients. So naturally it was gratifying for us to see a large group of published and yet-to-be published authors coming together and enjoying themselves at our first networking event. In addition, the positive feedback we’ve received since the party, affirms we’re on track with our objective of providing a Brisbane-based hub for indie authors with friendly, professional advice and support on offer. We love what we do and feel privileged that our clients are willing to put their trust in us to help them realise their publishing dreams.
We are looking forward to seeing many self-publishing writers at our next author networking event. Remember to keep an eye on our website ‘Events’ page for more details.