This week, Vanessa chats with Joel Naoum, a Sydney-based book publisher, editor and consultant. He currently runs Critical Mass, a consultancy for authors and publishers, and previously ran Pan Macmillan Australia's digital-first imprint Momentum. In 2011 he completed the Unwin Fellowship researching digital publishing experimentation in the United Kingdom. During their chat, Joel gives listeners a glimpse into the digital publishing landscape, and what kind of skills self-published authors need. He also talks about factors to consider when deciding to pursue traditional vs self-publishing.