This is for those happy souls who attended my workshop on self publishing and promotion at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.
For a start, here's a link to the PDF of the presentation I promised y'all. It's over here for your downloading.pleasure.
Here's a blog search for articles on self publishing I've posted in the past.
Here's a link to the 'How to write a book' post I mentioned.
Here's a sniffy post on Territorial Rights.
Significant things I mentioned were editorial services from Bubblecow - Mr Gary Smailes runs this respected editorial shop and you can ask him about the name, not me. My editor on Olives was Robb Grindstaff.
Amazon's Kindle site, Kindle Direct Publishing is simply www.kdp.com and the conversion software you need is MobiPocket Creator. For booky books (and for the record, esteemed moderator Paul Blezard made a rare slip with his Russell Brand gag, Brand's biography was 'My Booky Wook') you can use Createspace (www.createspace.com) and for other ebook formats, www.smashwords.com. These aren't by any means the only options and do feel to explore (and recommend in comments) other platforms. They're simply the ones I used.
Do, of course, feel free to buy a copy of Olives and check if the quality of self published books is 'up to it' - and if you think it's not, by all means feel free to let me know, I have no problems with having that discussion, honestly!
I'll happy respond to questions in comments or at @alexandermcnabb, of course. Thanks for being there, paying all that money and not throwing tomatoes and things!