Tips for engaging your audience: how to improve presentation, public speaking confidence and presence on stage, no matter how small the stage is. Presented by Tracy Travis – Public speaking and Toastmasters.
Considering starting a Podcast or YouTube channel? Don’t know what’s involved? How much time and money it will take? How to get started? Presented by Sarah Williams: Author, Publisher, Podcaster, Serenade Publishing
Advanced Craft: Beyond the first draft – polishing your manuscript. How do you refine that initial draft to make it the best it can be? Nalini Singh talks detail-oriented editing tips and strategies, as well as big picture things such as point of view and how best to utilize secondary characters. From breakout session 1 […]
Sue Brockton – Publishing director Jo Mackay – head of local fiction, HQ, Mira, Escape Kita Kemp – Publisher Mills and Boon (ANZ) Nicola Caws – Editor Global Acquisition Mills and Boon (UK) Relaunched every series line with new look last year Publishing, design, retail operations run in Australia (editorial run from overseas) Jo Mackay […]
As I mentioned in my previous post, due to a mix up with start times on the convention event app, I (and many others) missed the first half hour or so (more ‘or so’ for me, I woke with a bad headache – more on the later) of Day 1. So I missd the opening […]
The Romance Writers of Australia Annual Conference ran rom 10 & 11 August 2019 in Melbourne. The professional workshop day was held on Friday 9 August – I attended The Book Launch Bootcamp by Melissa Storm which was great. However I’ll write up notes about that separately.
Concept: Moderator reads a manuscript until all the panel signal they are out. Panel then give reasons why they would stop reading. Kelly Hunter (Tule), Hailee Nash (The Nash Agency), Alex Adsett (The Adsett Agency), Kathleen Scheibling (Harlequin US), Moe Ferrara (Bookends Literary Agency), Rachael Donovan (Harlequin), Kate Cuthbert (Escape Publishing) Reading 1: Warzone, terrorists, […]
James Kellow, Kathleen Scheibling, Sue Brockman, Adam Sue – Australian market Dedicated space in Big W and Kmart for category Now in amazon – small, but long tail Independent sellers – more single title Sweet is getting stronger and stronger Booktopia is strong online seller UK – romantic suspense, domestic noir 20th century historicals becoming […]
Lana Percherczyk is from Western Australia. She self publishes, does her own marketing / PR, and designs her own covers. Your cover is your first message to readers. What message do you want to send them? What is in it for me? Entertain me I want to escape Tell me a story Do these well, […]
Kelly Hunter is an Australian author who is a USA Today bestselling author, a three-time Romance Writers of America RITA finalist and loves writing to the short contemporary romance form. She is also Editorial Director at Tule Publishing. I missed the start of this due to a scheduling conflict, so I’ve done a summary of […]