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Australian Society of Authors - Chat Room events

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The Australian Society of Authors presents a range of online courses to members.

The Chat Room allows members to ask questions on the nominated topic and also share their own experiences. These sessions have proved a popular way of sharing information and connecting with other members from different states, including regional and country areas.

Some are courses listed are fully booked but ones with places still available are:

Digital update

As the world of digital publishing continues to evolve, it’s vital that authors stay up-to-date. Find out about the latest developments, new options available for publication and the ASA’s recommendations for contracts, royalties and rights.

Submitting work to a publisher

Submitting work to a publisher can be a lengthy, confusing and frustrating process. Discuss the ways in which you can submit your work, find the right publisher, talk about the process, dos and don’ts and handle feedback. Share your war stories, ask questions and produce a plan!


Our guest this month is Nina Kenwood, the online manager for Readings bookstore in Melbourne. She has worked in publishing both as a publicist and marketing manager. The session covers all your questions about how ePublicity works, what to do to make an impact and how to keep your book face out on the shelves.

Grants, funding and opportunities

Interested in applying for funding or a residency? Join us in the Chat Room and find out some of the options, who the different funding bodies are and some tips for completing your application. Nicola Evans, from the Literature section of the Australia Council for the Arts, will provide expert advice.


Are you thinking about self-publishing but not really sure where to start? Cover the basic checklist of requirements to help you make a few key decisions: what is POD and ePub; what are ISBNs and CIPs; why are they important and where do you get them; what print options are available; how and where do you get quotes; what do you look for and what are the pitfalls; what work does the distributor do; what sort of questions should you ask to find the right company; and any other questions you may have.


Information about course costs and how to register is on each course page.



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