Berry Writers Festival 2022

The inaugural Berry Writers Festival, held on the weekend of October 21-23 2022, has been judged by participants a genuine success – in no small measure thanks to the enthusiasm, generosity, and hard work of the Berry community, for which the festival Committee is very grateful.

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT PUBLISHING BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

21 October 2022 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Country Women's Association, 79 Victoria Street, Berry 2535

Presented by Mary Cunnane

Former publisher and literary  agent Mary Cunnane will demystify the publishing process for writers as it operates in Australia and internationally.

How are books ‘signed’ up? What will a publisher do for an author? Do you really need an agent? What’s the best way to develop an effective book proposal? These are just some of the questions that will be answered in this one-day workshop.

Morning Session

The Publishing Process: how books are signed up; the editorial process; the legal and financial basics: contracts; royalties; subsidiary rights; marketing and publicity; what you can expect the publisher to do for you and your book and what you can’t; the ins and outs of finding overseas publishers.

Agents: What do they do? How do you find one? Pitfalls and positives.

Developing Your Book Project:  How to write a killer proposal.

Afternoon Session

The afternoon will be spent in a mock acquisitions meeting, with session participants forming a publishing  committee to which they present/pitch their projects.

Limited Places

This session is limited to 20 participants.

  Thank YOU to OUR PARTNERS  

South Cost Writers Centre
Wax Lyrical
The Berry Writers Festival acknowledges the Dharawal and Dhurga language-speaking groups who are traditional owners of this area. We acknowledge their customs and culture, which have nourished, and continue to nourish, this land. And we extend our respects to Elders, past, present, and future.

Berry Writers Festival is a not for profit community event.
ABN: 63 903 506341 
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Local Photography and other images by Katie Rivers Photography courtesy of Shoalhaven Tourism 

Overhead shot of Berry © Andy Hutchinson Photography.

Photography taken at the Berry Writers Festival 2022 and displayed on our gallery page is all  courtesy of Richard Miller Photography.
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