Resources for Self-publishers

Self-publishing can be a daunting prospect for many, with so many options available and a plethora of organisations and companies offering to help. Over the years, the Self-Publishing Conference has amassed a wealth of advice and experience that has been freely shared by its speakers, much of which is freely available to download here.

If you need one-to-one advice on any aspect of self-publishing, then why not speak to a team member at Matador, the UK’s most widely-recommended self-publishing services provider? Whatever stage you’re at with your writing, we’re happy to offer advice. Email us at, or call us on 0116 279 2299 and speak to a friendly human being!

Alternatively, we also organise Self-Publishing Experience Days.

The Self-Publishing Experience

If you’re an author considering self-publishing your work, finding out how to go about it, what can realistically be achieved and what your options are can be a daunting prospect. So from the UK’s most widely-recommended self-publishing services providers comes ‘The Self-Publishing Experience Day – From Manuscript to Market’ – a day spent with staff from Matador (Troubador’s self-publishing imprint), The Book Guild and Indie-Go (both Troubador companies).

The day also features guest speakers. The Self-Publishing Experience will be held at Troubador Publishing’s office in Leicestershire. The day looks at all aspects of publishing a book or ebook: from editing the manuscript to cover design; print on demand to digital printing; distributing and marketing… and much, much more. The day will include talks and interactive workshops covering all areas of self-publishing, as well as a tour of Troubador’s distribution and warehouse facilities. If you’re considering self-publishing as an option for your own work and want to find out more, the Self-Publishing Experience could be for you.

Our aim is to demystify the self-publishing process, explain what your options are as a self-publisher, look realistically at what you can expect from self-publishing and demonstrate the processes involved in putting a book or ebook together. The day is designed to be an informal look at all aspects of the publishing, distribution and marketing processes. The involvement of participants is actively encouraged, and there will be ample time to ask questions and for discussion.

At the end of the day, we hope you will have a far better understanding of what a commitment self-publishing can be, and an appreciation of the freedom and excitement that self-publishing brings with it. The Experience Days are not aimed at current Matador and Book Guild authors, who should arrange meetings with staff as required.