DIY Book is a podcast I produced from 2009 to 2011 that shares everything I’ve learned about how to write, make, and sell a novel — all by yourself! Many people think you have to “be” published, but just about anyone can publish a book using common, inexpensive materials.

Some of the information here may be past its “best before” date, but I feel the principles stand up — and I’ve been really touched by the stories and pictures people have shared with me about what they’ve achieved with this process.

P.S. In the podcast I say these are “enhanced” files with images and links… but that didn’t catch on. They’re just MP3s -- but you can find each episode’s links on its page.

“Hamish MacDonald and his podcast have been incredibly helpful and empowering for me as a writer and artist in general for years. He does a great job conveying one of the most important elements of DIY art: You don't have to be famous, have a degree, or get permission; you can start making your artistic dreams real whenever you want.”

- ColeJ1121 on iTunes