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Building alliances with publishing professionals

The self-publishing model


Half-day workshop of Editors Qld

EdsQ members and successful team Kirsty Ogden (desktop publishing) and Patrice Shaw (editor) will share their expertise and experience in:

  • developing a referral network of trusted publishing service providers for an editor's career/freelance business

  • the important role of publishing professionals (including editors, book designers/typesetters, illustrators/artists, copyright lawyers, printers/print brokers and ebook conversion specialists) in creating successful outcomes for self-publishing authors(both financially and reputation-wise)

  • the traditional publishing model versus the self-publishing model - pros and cons for authors

  • different formats for book publication (i.e. digital/offset printing, Print on Demand, ebook, audiobook)

  • a step-by-step framework designed to facilitate the self-publishing process (and to help prevent overwhelm for authors!)

  • client case studies to demonstrate the collaborative relationship between author, editor, illustrator/artist and book designer in action .

Date and time: Saturday 16 February 2019, 9.30 am - 1.30 pm (includes morning tea)
Venue: Motel on Gregory (RFH), 89-95 Gregory Tce, Spring Hill, Brisbane
Cost: Members $170, non-members $230.

About the presenters
Kirsty Ogden is a freelance publication designer and editor who is committed to helping writers self-publish their books. With more than 20 years' industry experience in graphic design, desktop publishing, editing and librarianship, she has expertise in all aspects of print publication.

Patrice Shaw is a freelance editor, proofreader and copywriter who specialises in fiction. She has worked with authors who have self-published books in the genres of thrillers, history, children's fiction, fantasy, young adult, short stories, memoir, women's interests, self-help and general fiction.

Kirsty and Patrice met at the University of Southern Queensland while studying the Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing course, and again later while volunteering with Editors Queensland. They soon discovered they shared a passion for books and had a similar approach to editing and publishing, but also had skills that complemented each other. With this in mind, they established their publishing collaboration - Brisbane Self Publishing Service.

Don't miss this excellent professional development opportunity. Register online now.


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