Whether it’s food, interiors, gardens, craft, or creativity, publishing your own lifestyle book is not only joyful and fun, but can lend you greater authority in your industry. It’s excellent marketing and can open all sorts of doors for your business and career, from speaking on podcasts to being invited to talk at events.
At the outset, it can seem like an overwhelming task when you’re swimming with ideas and have no clear path to get to the other side. You’re thinking about the title, topic, content, design, photography, editing, timelines, and juggling it all with your day-to-day. In this workshop, I’ll break down the advantages of self-publishing over traditional publishing, how to actually go about it (it’s simpler than you think!) and what to do once you’ve got your book in your hands.
Helena was the co-founder of vegan sustainability magazine, Omnom, which was stocked at booksellers internationally, including Selfridges, Foyles, and The Tate Modern. Her latest venture into self-publishing is her upcoming cookbook, The Plant-Based Crohn’s and Colitis Cookbook.