The Business of Publishing

Saturday 22 May 2021 to Sunday 23 May 2021

Overview

The South Coast Writers Centre presents a two-day event on The Business of Publishing, with perspectives on Australian publishing from authors, editors, literary curators and publishers. Day One…

The South Coast Writers Centre presents a two-day event on The Business of Publishing, with perspectives on Australian publishing from authors, editors, literary curators and publishers. Day One offers panel discussions with Q&A on the state of play, and Day Two offers an all-day intensive for authors who want to hone their skills. Hear from industry professionals, ask questions, learn about publishing models and trends, and find out what’s happening in Australian publishing today.

Day two: Workshops
Former publisher, agent and advisor to ACT Writers’ Centre’s highly regarded HARDCOPY program, Mary Cunnane will demystify the publishing process for writers as it operates in Australia and internationally. How are books ‘signed’ up? What will a publisher do for an author? Do you really need an agent? What’s the best way to develop an effective book proposal? These are just some of the questions that will be answered in this one-day workshop. Drawing on her extensive experience as a publisher and a literary agent in the US and Australia, Mary Cunnane will provide up-to-date information and help participants navigate their way to representation and/or publication.

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