The One Thing That Matters When Looking For A Publisher

The One Thing That Matters When Looking For A Publisher

If you ask most writers which publisher they'd like a contract with, they'll probably tell you one of the big five. They'll do the best job, right? Yes… and no. A few weeks ago, I attended the KidLitVic conference where a panel with Jane Pearson (Text Publishing), Suzanne O'Sullivan (Hachette Australia and Lothian Children's Books), …

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Why You Should Have An Agent And How To Get One

Why You Should Have An Agent And How To Get One

If you've been following my blog for the last few weeks, you'll know I attended the KidLitVic writers conference. There, I gleaned many a tip on the publishing industry, including the following about snagging an agent. Alex Adsett from Alex Adsett Publishing Services and Jacinta Di Mase from Jacinta Di Mase Management provided their expertize …

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6 Reasons Why A Publisher Says Yes And 6 Reasons They Say No

6 Reasons Why A Publisher Says Yes And 6 Reasons They Say No

If you're wondering what makes the manuscript selected by a publisher so special, you're not the only one. I recently attended the KidLitVic conference where that question was put forward to publishers Susannah Chambers (Allen & Unwin), Clair Hume (Affirm Press), and Zoe Walton (Penguin Random House Australia). And a room packed full of writers …

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