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How to Get Your Book Published

Improve your 'shelf'-esteem…

Unsure how to scale the ivory tower walls of traditional publishing? We’ll show you how to get your manuscript over the line. More detail

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Upcoming course dates

StartsNew date to be announced

Location Sydney
Ground Floor
55 Lavender Street
Milsons Point NSW 2061

WhenOne EVENING seminar (two hours)


Presenter Geoff Bartlett

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StartsNew date to be announced

Location The Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, Melbourne
1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067

WhenOne MORNING seminar (two hours)


Presenter Kylie Ladd

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Course description

Your guide to approaching publishers

If you have a great idea for a book – or have already written one – what’s the next step? How do you see your words in print and on the shelf at your local bookstore? This seminar will tell you what you need to know to turn that dream into reality.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to write a winning book proposal.
  • How to approach publishers.
  • Do you need an agent?
  • How much should you write before approaching a publisher?
  • Negotiating a fair contract.
  • The editing and re-writing process.
  • and MUCH more.

This seminar focuses on how to get your book published via traditional mainstream publishers, such as Penguin, HarperCollins, Random House and so on. It does NOT focus on self-publishing or ebooks as there isn’t enough time to cover this in one session. If you are interested in these please find out more about self-publishing here and ebooks here.

Your presenters

  • Geoff Bartlett

    Geoff Bartlett, Sydney

    Geoff Bartlett is an author, journalist, actor and producer. He has published a number of books including Mutterings (2007), Cattitude (2006) and Comedians... View Profile

  • Kylie Ladd

    Kylie Ladd, Melbourne

    Kylie Ladd is a novelist and freelance writer. Kylie’s third novel, Into My Arms, was released in May... View Profile