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June 7th, 2016 | Blog, Books | Tags:

By Alice Grundy When I started in this industry nearly a decade ago most publishers didn’t accept short story collections, submissions were made via post and social media accounts for Australian publishers were still a relatively new phenomenon. Self-publishing was taboo – an embarrassing endeavour – and no one had […]

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May 25th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

The Draft Report of the Australian Government Productivity Commission [PC] into Intellectual Property Arrangements was released in April 2016. It contained a number of recommendations on issues affecting writers and the book industry, including on parallel importation restrictions [PIRs] and copyright. The Draft Report covers a wide range of industries, […]

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March 17th, 2016 | Media, News | Tags:

Check out this great interview with Anna Solding, MidnightSun Publishing, on Radio Adelaide this morning where she discussed getting published and how she started her publishing company.   Although her workshop is sold out this weekend, stay tuned to our program of workshops for similar events or keep an eye […]

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December 8th, 2015 | Books, Latest, News | Tags:

Today, The Lifted Brow announced that they are plunging headfirst in the book publishing game, and that their first foray will be with one of their longtime and favourite contributors, Briohny Doyle. Her book — a debut novel for both her and TLB — will be yours to read in […]

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July 29th, 2015 | News | Tags:

Our first ever Adelaide Pitch Conference was a terrific success that exceeded all expectations. Out of the 43 attendees, 27 people were asked by major Australian publishers to submit their manuscript – most to more than one publisher!

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May 19th, 2015 | Latest, News | Tags:

The SA Writers Centre is excited to announce the Hachette Mentoring Program Proudly presented by Hachette Australia in partnership with SA Writers Centre. The South Australian Hachette Mentoring Program [SAHMP] offers a professional mentorship opportunity for one South Australian writer a year to work with Sophie Hamley, Publisher with Hachette […]

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April 21st, 2015 | Blog, Latest | Tags:

By Tracy Marsh I love printed books. I love the touch, the smell, displaying them in a bookcase and stacked up next to my bed. I love to walk into a bookshop and waste away an hour of my day browsing, reading and eventually buying books! I am a diehard […]

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January 6th, 2015 | Blog | Tags:

Crowdfunding your book isn’t rocket science, however, it requires a real commitment in time and effort. Crowdfunding is an amazing tool for authors to professionally publish their work, and it’s a great way to build publicity leading up to your book launch, however, the most successful authors don’t expect crowd-funding […]

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August 30th, 2014 | Blog, Books, Genre, Getting Started, Guest posts | Tags:

by Raelke Grimmer Serialised fiction was once the way people read fiction, published in instalments in newspapers or magazines. Dickens’ work first appeared in serialised form, with fans anticipating each new instalment of his work. Over the years, serialisation has given way to completed novels, but with the advent of […]

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July 9th, 2014 | Blog, Books | Tags:

By Tracy Marsh There is an old saying that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Publishers think differently: You might not judge a book by its cover, but you sure sell a book by its cover. And yes 75% of readers use the cover as a deciding factor […]

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August 22nd, 2013 | Blog, Books, Insights, Promotion | Tags:

By Victoria Purman Part of being a writer is talking about yourself and your writing. I know, I know, that idea scares the proverbial out of some people. If you write purely  for yourself, to experience the joys and heartbreaks and deliciousness of assembling words on the page just because […]

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July 30th, 2013 | Books, Guest posts, Tips | Tags:

SAWC member, Diane Hester, was published in March this year by Random House. How did she get published?  She pitched her story face to face to a publisher at a conference and was invited to submit her manuscript, which was then accepted for publication. ‘This approach seems to be growing […]

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