Angus Waycott – How to Self Publish Your Book
The Winterbourne Journey
October 16 @ 16:00 – 17:00
Angus Waycott is an author and narrator whose work has appeared in the UK, USA and elsewhere. During 15 years in Japan he wrote books about daily life and travel to remote areas, and was the voice of TV news, documentaries and characters in anime and video game productions. He has also worked as a script editor, copywriter, translator, lighting designer and staircase builder.
On 16th October he’ll be talking about his experiences in self-publishing. Is it worthwhile? What are the advantages? And the pitfalls? His own first attempt in 1981 did well enough to encourage further projects, some of which made more impact than others. But if success remains unpredictable, the digital age has at least made the how-to part of the job a lot easier than before.
His latest book, also self-published, is The Winterborne Journey, a lively and erudite account of the journey made by a small chalkstream just south of Dorchester. As well as insights into the placing of sarsens, long-ago medical treatments and the mystery of waters that vanish and then return, it uncovers a host of curiosities in geology, nature, farming, folklore, poetry, food, bats, lunatics, windmills, carving, fighting, fishing and dancing — all scattered along a few miles of streambank like scenes on a painted scroll. A tonic read for life’s quieter moments.
Tickets will be available to purchase here in August.