Perth Writers Festival

Publishing Seminar: The Novel Approach

Thur 20 Feb 2014

Full day tickets only
Event MC: Rosemary Sayer

Meet the Press


The team from Fremantle Press takes you through the publication process, from the day your manuscript is accepted to selling your first book, and answers your questions. With Jane Fraser, Cate Sutherland, Georgia RichterNaama Amram, Ally CrimpClaire Miller, Clive NewmanWendy Jenkins and Deb Fitzpatrick.

Lost in the Amazon


Given the range of print and digital publication options available today, which is the best medium for your book? With Aviva Tuffield (publisher, Affirm Press), Michael Heyward (publisher, Text Publishing), Chris Allen (author, Momentum Books) and Terri-ann White (director, UWA Publishing).

The Competitive Edge


What are today’s publishing houses looking for when commissioning new books? Can competitions and development programs lead to publication? With Robert Watkins (commissioning editor, Hachette), Rose Michael (commissioning editor, Hardie Grant), Penny Hueston (senior editor, Text Publishing) and Inga Simpson (author, Hachette/QWC Manuscript Development Program alumna).

Find me on Facebook


How important is taking publicity and marketing matters into your own hands? How do publishers
work with authors on social media strategy? With Annabel Smith (author, Fremantle Press), Claire Miller (publicist, Fremantle Press), Chris Allen (author, Momentum Books) and Jane Novak (publicist,
Text Publishing).

The Pitch


Here’s your opportunity to pitch to publishers Terri-ann White (UWA Publishing), Michael Heyward
(Text Publishing) and Aviva Tuffield (Affirm Press). Seminar ticketholders interested in pitching can register their name at the start of the day. Registered names will be drawn at random during the session. A maximum of 15 pitches will be heard.


Thur 20 Feb 2014
Woolnough Lecture Theatre

Thur 20 Feb, 9:30am


General $75
Friends $67.50
FT Student (U30) $57


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