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Publishing: Hints and Tips

Ever wanted to know more about publishing? At the Gold Coast Writers Festival this Friday 26 October 2012, we have a line-up of authors and industry experts who will take you through various aspects from self-publishing landmines and how to avoid them to self-editing with professional manuscript assessor, Louise Cusack.

Anthony Puttee from Book Cover Cafe will speak on Writing for Profit, while Paul Higgs of Palmer Higgs Publishing Services will give us valuable insight into the Digital Evolution. The program of seminars will finish with From Manuscript to Market with Laurel Cohn, a highly experienced editor who has been involved in all aspects of publishing for many years.

For tickets and more information about these authors and presenters, please check out http://www.goldcoastwritersfestival.com.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Gold Coast Writers Festival

Are you an author, publisher, printer or illustrator? Or simply someone who loves books?

As promised, the Festival of Independent Writers and Publishers is all ‘go’ again, but with a new and exciting twist. We have now expanded our scope to include all authors and publishers, although indie authors and publishers will remain a major focus. The new name of the festival is the Gold Coast Writers Festival and it will take place at Robina on Friday 26 October and Saturday 27 October, followed by a Literary Luncheon on Sunday 28 October.

We’re looking for workshop presenters, speakers, panel participants and sponsors, so if you fall into any of these categories, please contact either Julie at jboydedu@gmail.com or Kathy at kathy@authorsally.com.

Don’t forget, there’s also a writing competition held in conjunction with the festival.

For more info please check out our website:



We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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News: Festival of Independent Writers and Publishers

Patt Gregory

As plans for the inaugural Festival of Independent Writers and
Publishers progress, we’re pleased to announce the appearance of Patt Gregory,
author of Woodwork for Women.

Patt says:

I fell totally in love with
wood when I joined an evening woodwork class for women in Bristol, UK in 1984.
In pursuit of my passion I trained full time as a Carpenter/Joiner. I learned everything
from stair casing to roofing and dovetail joints in cabinetmaking.

In 1985 I helped set up a
Women’s Workshop in Bath, UK and began teaching woodwork to unemployed women.

Over the past 13 years I have
been teaching basic furniture making from my home workshop in Mullumbimby NSW.

For more details, check out
our website: http://www.indieauthorsfestival.com.

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