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. .....
Kids & YA festival
SOLD OUT – Please call our office on 9555 9757 to go on our waitlist.
When: Saturday 28 June, 10am – 6pm
Full Price $90; Member Price $60; Concession Member Price $50
The Kids & YA literature festival is back at the NSW Writers’ Centre, showcasing some of Australia’s best-known and beloved authors, illustrators and publishers.
The festival program includes panels such as ‘Creating Worlds of Magic & Wonder’ and ‘Publishers: What They’re Looking For and How to Impress Them’, as well as an opportunity at the end of the day for ticket holders to pitch their ideas to an expert panel for the chance to win prizes. .....
SOLD OUT – Please email us to add your name to the waiting list.
A seminar with Rochelle Manners. What are the best ways to approach a publisher? Are the rules different? What is always the same? What are the advantages of pitches, networking, and competitions?
This seminar will be held during the lunch hour of the Kids & YA Festival and will require a separate booking to attend. It will be held in the Henry Lawson room. Only Kids & YA Festival ticket holders can attend this seminar. Limited to 15 attendees. .....
Seminar: Finding the Detail: Research Tools for Writers
Who: Eleanor Limprecht
When: Thursday 8 October, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cost: Full price: $55; Member: $40; Conc Member: $35
How do you use the tools of journalism and investigation to research the stories you want to write and improve your fiction or non-fiction? This seminar will provide you with practical information about resources available (both online and traditional) and how to access them. Topics will also include how to organise your research, the ethics of research and how to put your research aside and just start writing. Students can expect to come away with new sources of information about their own project and practical ways to organise and use their research. .....
Digital DIY: Reaching Your Readers with Ebooks and Print on Demand
Who: With Roz Hopkins, Anna Maguire, Bronwyn Mehan, Garry Trinh, Matt Stanton and Abigail Newton
When: Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 October, 10am-4pm
Full price: $350; Member: $250; Conc Member: $210
Want to take control of your publishing? Interested in ebooks? Unsure about Print-on-demand?
This two-day seminar covers the nuts and bolts of doing your own digital publishing, from identifying your audience to formats, uploads and promotion. .....