Courses

From Manuscript to Publication

Who: Linda Nix
When:
6 x Saturday afternoons: 14, 21 June; 5, 12, 19, 26 July, 1pm-4pm
Cost:
Full Price: $600; Member: $420; Conc Member: $360

Is your manuscript ready for publication? How do you know if it’s good enough to publish? How do you find the right publisher – or should you self-publish? Do you know what’s involved in the publishing process?

This six week course takes a practical, hands-on approach to getting your manuscript – and yourself – ready for the world of publishing. .....

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Seminar: Social Media for Beginners

Who: Sarah Allen
When:
Tuesday 24 June, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cost: Full price:
$55; Member: $40; Conc Member:$35

In this session with publicist Sarah Allen, you’ll learn the absolute fundamentals for any author wanting to understand WHY you benefit from dedicating time to a social strategy, WHAT you might like to talk about in digital channels, WHEN are the best times to post content online, and HOW you can incorporate it into your busy day!

From defining your author brand and finding your unique voice online; choosing social media channels to help build an author platform; and seeing how good content always increases engagement (and your return on investment), you’ll leave this session armed with newfound social media knowledge, eager to put it into action.
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Literary Speed Dating

Literary Speed Dating

When: Saturday 15 November, 2pm – 3:30pm
Cost: NSWWC & ASA Members: $30

You will have a roomful of publishers and agents and three minutes to pitch your work, ask a question or exchange contact details. A listing of publishers and agents, and the work they are looking for, will be uploaded here closer to the date. Bring your solid story idea, business cards and pitching skills. This event will sell out – book early!

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Pitch Perfect

Who: Claire Craig
When: Saturday 14 June, 10am – 4pm
Where:
ASA office, C1.05 22-36 Mountain St, Ultimo NSW 2007
Cost:
Full price $230; ASA & NSW Writers’ Centre members $155

For bookings contact the Australian Society of Authors on (02) 9211 1004 or click here.

Authors today need to be able to write, edit and promote their books. Developing an effective sales pitch as soon as possible is essential – whether it’s for a covering letter to a publisher, a book or a marketing blurb, or a verbal pitch. .....

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Forest for the Trees - Writers & Publishing in 2014

Thursday 22 May, 10am – 4.30pm
Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW

Full price $55; Concession $45*
* NSWWC members are eligible for the concession price

Forest for the Trees is a one-day seminar looking at the current state of publishing for Australian writers.  The seminar brings together writers, publishers, editors, and booksellers to discuss what is happening in 2014.

Crime writer Michael Robotham and debut novelist Eimear McBride talk about the challenges of maintaining a career as a writer.  Publishers will discuss the creative avenues they use to find and promote authors. .....

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