BookWise - Creative writing & self-publishing guide

Want to write a book and self-publish? Is it a thriller, comedy or a children's book? Everyone has a book in them - but not everyone gets their book out.

Jo Burke, author, actor and comedian gives you a valuable head start by sharing her top tips on writing, self-publishing and social media marketing.

BookWise covers the basics to help you get your ideas on to the page and contains clickable links to companies and resources you will need in order to self-publish an ebook/paperback in the UK.

More About Jo Burke

Jo is an author, actor and comedian. She studied Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths University and The Drama Studio London.

She started writing sketches whilst at Goldsmiths and since then has written, produced and performed five, four star, Edinburgh Festival shows and was a ‘So You Think That’s Funny?’ Finalist.

In 2015 her debut comedy book ‘iScream’ reached No.17 on Amazon and continues to receive rave reviews.   

In 2016 she entered the exciting world of children’s books. ‘Standing on Custard’ and ‘A Squirrel’s Tail’ are available via and are huge hit with, children, parents and teachers. 'Molly, Chip and the Chair' will be released in Spring 2018.

She doesn't just write comedy here is the link to a monologue she wrote and directed called 'Never'

She is currently putting the finished touches on her new hour-long stand up show called ‘Peculiar’.

★★★★ Show Reviews:

Jo is brilliantly funny, and this heartwarming show will leave you with a smile on your face many hours after you leave the theatre - Everything Theatre

Burke is a talented, creative performer, she is charming and the audience cannot help but love her - Fringe Review

Miranda Hart has strong competition - Remote Goat

Burke is clearly very talented, oozing charm and confidence - Broadway Baby

Jo Burke's Mary Magdalene act stole the show. Her burlesque piece had me crying - Simon Donald, Creator of Viz

Cracking set - Andy Parsons, Mock the Week