Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Business of Writing – A Course for Emerging Authors

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) is starting their 2009 Professional Development Seminar series with a bang and is offering this four day course in March. The information presented is transferable to comics creators so sit up, read the course outline and make a booking if you are considering comics or authorship as a career.

These are the questions you can expect to be answered -

How can you ensure your publishers' contracts give you a fair deal?
What can you expect from the publisher once the contract has been signed?
How can you keep your book [or comic book/graphic novel] selling after the post launch hype settles?
What can you do to promote your work, especially if you aren't a really outgoing person?
How do you manage your finances?

The course will provide you with the skills and confidence needed to develop your potential as an author or a comics creator. Moreover, industry professionals will discuss working with publishers, networking, effective marketing tools, designing a self-promotion plan, effective use of the internet, handling the media, taxation, accounting and record-keeping, rights and writing, what your agent can do for you, applying for grants and voice skills.

Date: Monday 16 to Thursday 19 March 2009
Location: Sydney Youth Hostel, Hyde Park, 5-11 Wentworth Ave (cnr Oxford St) Sydney, Australia
Cost: $330 ASA members; $462 non-members.

Applications close Friday 27 February 2009.

For full details of the program go to the ASA website or email Kris Clarke at kris@asauthors.org or phone (02) 9318 0877.

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