Just got back from the Hay House Writers Workshop in Melbourne.
Hay House was started by author Louise Hay as a Self Help type publishing house more than 20 years ago. Lots of aspiring authors would love to be published by Hay House because of it’s reputation in the Self Help community.
Funniest thing about this conference, I got the impression that its far more viable an option to self publish than it is to be tied to a publisher. You loose a lot of your rights as an author when you sign up with a publisher. And, its just as much work. However, when you want to start publishing internationally, I guess you need the experience and backing of an established publisher.
There were several really inspiring authors speaking, got lots of good ideas and met some really nice people I hope to stay in contact with so it made for an excellent day. They all encouraged us to keep working at it and to don’t ever give up on a story idea we were passionate about.
All in all, a tiring, but very worthwhile excursion.