April 18th: Publishing 101
With literary agent Pippa Masson of Curtis Brown Australia
So you are an aspiring author or illustrator, and you want to get published, but don't know where to start? Want to know how to attract the eye of publishers and agents, but need tips on how to give it your best shot? This fabulous two and a half hour interactive seminar will cover everything you need to know about getting yourself and your work successfully out there!
Topics covered include:
*How to get an agent
*The current publishing industry and what publishers are looking for
*Practical tips on writing that all-important cover/query letter: and what to avoid
*Targeting your market
*Advice and tips on the types of publishing that might work for you:
Traditional print; Digital; Self-publication
*Tips on self-marketing and promotion—building your online brand
And lots more!
Places are limited, so book soon!
The stuff you need to know...
When: Saturday April 18
Time: 10am - 12:30 pm.
Where: Armidale Dumaresq library, upstairs
How much: $50 NEWC members, $60 non-members.
How to pay:
Please pay by direct deposit or in person with cheque or cash (no eftpos available). Don't forget to fill in the booking form below!
Name of bank: Community Mutual
Account name: New England Writers Centre Inc
Account number: 618658
* Please note: if you use Community Mutual, please add “S9” to our account number: 618658S9
You can also book and pay in person at the office, or via phone.
129 Rusden St Armidale (in same building as RSL branch headquarters) Please note the office is staffed only Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15—3:15 both days.
Ph: 02 6772 7210
On receipt of payment, participants must send a one-page document about themselves, their writing/illustrating projects and ambitions, and also state the particular areas/issues they'd like feedback on. This will enable Pippa to give personally tailored advice. Please email this to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Publishing 101' as the subject line.