Why be a writer?
• The book is dead. The cultural context for a professional writer.
• Despite a lot of comment to the contrary, books, publishing and reading are actually doing very well.
The book publishing industry in Australia: An economic background to being a professional writer in Australia
• Number of books
• Number of publishers
• Imports versus Home-grown titles
Know your rights: Copyright, contracts and other contentious issues
• What is copyright?
• How does copyright work?
• Why is it important?
Know your market: Opportunities for writers
• Getting the words down: Tips for creating your manuscript.
Presenting your work to a publisher or agent
• Do you need an agent?
Date: Wednesday 20 May 2009, 10.00 am - 1.00pm
Venue: State Library of NSW, Target Room, Macquarie Wing, Macquarie St, Sydney NSW
Cost: $70 concession price for ASA members, $80 non-members
To register, phone the Sydney Theatre Box Office on 02 9250 1988.