Chichester’s Chindi builds on success

Chichester independent writers Chindi are thanking the staff of Chichester Library for hosting their first secrets of self-publishing event.

An enlightening and less than hushed Q&A session was hosted by children’s author Christopher Joyce who asked a number of burning questions to Jill King, Marion Kille, Julian Kirkman-Page and Daniel Jones: from questions about the various routes they took into publishing their books, to how they promote their work through the various social networking platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and a personal website. They also revealed how they designed the covers of their books and the resources they used such as royalty-free photography.

Julian said: “Over 50 people attended and enjoyed the evening, of whom three have so far decided to join Chindi which promotes mutual sales and marketing support to self-published authors. More information can be found at and video content of the evening is available at

“The next Chindi event is wine and words at Woodies wine bar on the November 20.”