So, you’ve written your manuscript or created a collection from your poetry/stories – now what? Do you try to take the traditional publishing route, or head into the self-publishing maze? In this essential session for writers who want to take their work to the next level, Kylie Dunn (inspiring TEDxer extraordinaire, self-made authentic woman), Lucinda Sharp (head of book publishing at Forty South Publishing), and Rachel Edwards, editor in chief at Transportation Press and almost everywhere else you look in Hobart’s literary landscape, will take you through a range of options.
Kylie Dunn has self-published four books in the last four years, including Write to Launch: A step-by-step-step guide to self-publishing. She has helped a number of local authors achieve their dreams of self-publishing their books and will share her knowledge and advice in this session.
In 2012, Lucinda Sharp changed her focus from the performing arts to running Tasmania’s largest book publisher. Lucinda will outline the Forty South model of publishing and share her experiences of publishing and distributing Tasmanian books.
Rachel Edwards is the editor in chief of Transportation Press. A writer herself, she has been published in The Australian, The Mercury, Crikey and Island. She was the host of the long running Book Show on Edge Radio, in the guise of Paige Turner, under which name she also runs a writing, editing and publishing consultancy. Rachel has been a guest on Radio National and ABC Tasmania, where she currently works as a radio producer. She is a former editor of Island and guest-edited a volume of the Review of Australian Fiction which featured Tasmanian authors exclusively. She has also worked as Writer in Residence with younger onset dementia clients at Alzheimer’s Tasmania, and run slam poetry workshops with lower literacy inmates at Risdon Prison. In 2018 she managed the Storytelling Tent at Nayri Niara festival, and in 2019 she returned to the Huon Valley Midwinter Festival as producer and host of Tasmania’s pre-eminent storytelling event, the Storytellers Cup.
This Hobart Writers Festival session will be held at Hadley’s Orient Hotel on Saturday the 14th of September. Get your tickets here!
If this session interests you, you might also like to hear about some of the more unusual paths to publishing, at the session From Conception to Delivery: the full creative process in a Tasmanian Landscape.