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Do you want to write and publish your first book but don’t know where to start? Or are you an experienced writer who wants to know how to take advantage of the revolutionary new developments in making and marketing ebooks and print books?

'Your Book Publishing Options' is Australia’s guide for new and experienced writers to take charge of their creative and business choices. The entire book publishing process is explained step by step, with the aim of minimising costs and maximising profits.

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CURRENT EDITION: The Victorian Writer magazine

Which Way Up?

Success in writing is a liquid thing – enticing, intangible and infuriatingly out of reach for most of us. Or is it?

How one defines success (or failure) can change from day to day. (And the goal posts tend to move with each small success (or failure)). Is it a publishing deal, outstanding reviews, topping the ‘New York Times’ bestseller list? Is it being able to make a living from doing what you love? Or is it simply managing to show up to the page on any given day?

Whatever it is, the writers in this issue are largely philosophical about it.

Mitchell Shepherd tells a new story of success in his interview with Vogel-award winner Marija Peričić, Chrissie Perry and Mark Smith consider the elusive and illusive nature of success, and Annabel Smith, Jane Rawson and Ryan O’Neill feel all the feelings.

For Jenny Valentish, writing is about progress not perfection, while Stephen Samuel looks to the Finnish concept of sisu to steer his writing in the right direction.

From Our Members: What is success as a writer? asks Belinda Lyons-Lee and Bala Mudaly feels self-inflicted pain of the writer’s kind, while Ellina Zipman tries to do nothing.

Also in this issue, ALAA agent Margaret Kennedy considers non-fiction at the margins.

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Photo of Luke Ryan RESOURCE VIDEO: Copywriting and your Career

Copywriting is not a dirty word. In this video from his 2017 webinar, Luke Ryan gives us an introduction to the basics of the copywriting and learn how it can become a crucial, enjoyable and well-paying part of a sustainable writing career.

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Photo of Lisa Dempster RESOURCE VIDEO: How to get involved in writers' festivals

What’s the best way to get invited to a writers’ festival (and get invited back)? How can authors put their best foot forward? In this video from her 2015 webinar, Melbourne Writers Festival Director Lisa Dempster shares her tips on breaking into the national and international festival scene.

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Foong Ling Kong RESOURCE VIDEO: How to Pitch to Publishers

In this video from her 2015 webinar, Foong Ling Kong shares what publishers look for and why. Learn the rudiments of a well-constructed proposal, how to write a successful covering letter and the importance of a good synopsis.

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Piggy bank wearing glasses RESOURCE VIDEO: How to write a funding application

In this video from her 2017 webinar, Director of Writers Victoria Kate Larsen shares some top tips on writing effective funding applications.

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Photo of Euan Mitchell RESOURCE VIDEO: Intro to ePublishing

In this video from his 2016 webinar, Euan Mitchell shares concise and money-saving answers about the ebook publishing process. Costs and benefits are weighed up against a list of common options for launching ebooks into orbit.

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Photo of Kelly Gardiner RESOURCE VIDEO: Intro to Online Marketing

How do we choose online tools that suit us and our readers, and help us manage our time? In this video from her 2016 webinar, Kelly Gardiner talks about how to create and manage an online presence that is professional, interesting and doesn’t treat publishing like a late night shopping channel.

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Jackey Coyle RESOURCE VIDEO: The Freelance Life

How do you sustain your writing practice and make a living? In this video from her 2016 webinar, Jackey Coyle shares her tips on how to design your writing life with the tools to plan, work smarter, keep the books, maximise tax deductions and run your micro-business.

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The Victorian Writer: 2008, December

The Year that Was

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The Victorian Writer: 2008, June

A Sense of Place

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The Victorian Writer: 2010, April

Collaboration

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The Victorian Writer: 2010, August

Getting Your Writing Out There

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The Victorian Writer: 2012, January

Adaptation

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The Victorian Writer: 2012, June

Stage & Screen

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The Victorian Writer: 2013, August

Festivals

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The Victorian Writer: 2013, December

Place

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The Victorian Writer: 2013, November

Food & Wine

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The Victorian Writer: 2014, August

Festivals

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The Victorian Writer: 2014, December

Travel

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The Victorian Writer: 2014, July

Genre

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The Victorian Writer: 2014, May

Words & Sounds

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The Victorian Writer: 2014, November

Research

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The Victorian Writer: 2014, September

Words & Pictures

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The Victorian Writer: 2015, August

Romance & Erotica

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The Victorian Writer: 2015, December

Fairy Tale Edition

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The Victorian Writer: 2015, January

Fiction Edition

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The Victorian Writer: 2015, June

The Writer's Toolbox

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The Victorian Writer: 2015, March

Etiquette Edition

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The Victorian Writer: 2015, May

Writing for Children

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The Victorian Writer: 2015, November

Health Edition

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The Victorian Writer: 2015, September

Indie Publishing

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The Victorian Writer: 2016, April

Writing for Young Adults

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The Victorian Writer: 2016, August

Local Colour

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The Victorian Writer: 2016, December

Beyond the Page

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The Victorian Writer: 2016, October

Modes, Methods and Miscellany

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The Victorian Writer: 2017, April

Pure Speculation

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The Victorian Writer: 2017, February

Back to School

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The Victorian Writer: 2017, June

The Kit Out

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