I designed and ran a weekend workshop called Self-publishing Step By Step, as part of the Guardian’s adult-education offshoot, Guardian Masterclasses. I took participants through the process of choosing a printer, pagesetting (using Adobe InDesign), designing a cover, learning how to describe their book, producing an ebook, and doing the essentials of marketing. These were all things I’d learned for myself when I set up Albatross and published The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax.

The feedback was very good, and afterwards one participant sent me this message: “Thanks for one of the best and most informative courses I have ever attended.”