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Indie Publishing Forum 2018

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Auditorium 1

Level 2, State Library of Queensland

Stanley Place

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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Indie Publishing Forum 2018

Major contributors in Australia's writing and independent publishing community have come together for the first time to offer sessions intended to advance your publishing success.

Featuring a presentation by IngramSpark Director Robin Cutler and a panel of publishing industry experts discussing crucial book topics.

Format

Seminar and panel event. More information on program formats and level definitions can be found here.


About The Speakers

Robin Cutler, Director of Ingram Spark
As the Director of IngramSpark at Ingram Content Group, Robin is committed to helping independent publishers easily get their content into the hands of readers around the globe. To help make this happen, she leads the development of IngramSpark and continues to support and refine the platform to better serve independent publishers around the world.


Gary Pengelly, Thorpe Bowker and Books+Publishing
Gary
has worked in the industry for 33 years, with experience in both trade and educational publishing. He went on to establish and run the PacStream e-commerce business for 15 years, followed by 12 years with Thorpe Bowker as General Manager overseeing Books+Publishing and ISBN Agency. In July this year Gary acquired Books+Publishing, the industry trade news, while also retaining responsibility for Australian ISBN Agency and Bowker Data Products as a contractor to ProQuest.

Dennis Jones, Dennis Jones & Associates
Dennis Jones heads up Dennis Jones & Associates Pty Ltd, an Australian owned, Melbourne-based book distributor of independently published titles. Approaching 5000 Australian print titles; and 2000+ digital titles, both eBooks & POD. Their digital business is Port Campbell Press, initially a publishing imprint for hard copy books but more recently a vehicle for print on demand and global distribution via Ingram’s Lightning Source.

Alex Fullerton, Book Coach
Alex Fullerton is an independent book coach, author’s consultant and self-publishing specialist based on a pineapple farm in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Australia. She has spent the last twelve years working with business people to create concise, compelling and comprehensive books that complement their businesses and increase their professional standing.

Kim Wilkins, Author
Kim Wilkins is a writer and academic. She has published thirty novels, and is translated into twenty languages. She is also an Associate Professor of Writing at University of Queensland, and is the Director of their award-winning Writing, Editing, and Publishing program for postgraduates. Kim leads the Australian Research Council Discovery Project "Genre Worlds: Australian Popular Fiction in the Twenty-First Century" and researches in the field of popular fiction, especially fantasy fiction. She writes fantasy under her own name, and epic historical adventures for women under the name Kimberley Freeman.

Sarah Deasy, Avid Reader Bookshop
Sarah Deasy has been the buyer at Avid Reader Bookshop for 5 years after starting as a Christmas casual bookseller in 2010 and absolutely loves books. Over this time she has helped grow Avid's reputation as one of the best independent bookstores in Australia, famed for their curated selection of titles, strong events calendar, and community involvement.


Meg Vann, MC
Meg Vann is the former CEO of Queensland Writers Centre, and is currently studying an MPhil in Creative Writing at The University of Queensland, where she also manages the student-led Corella Press. Meg regularly provides training and consultation for writing, editing and publishing projects, with an emphasis on digital innovation.


$2 of every ticket purchased will go toward the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to lift literacy levels of children in remote Indigenous communities and instill a lifelong love of reading.


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FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Unless otherwise stated, QWC workshops and events are suitable for participants aged 16 years and over. If you are under 18 years of age, please check with us for suitability before purchasing a ticket.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Information on getting to the State Library of Queensland can be found here.

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring either pen and paper or a laptop along with you to write with. If you do bring a laptop, please remember to bring a power adaptor if necessary.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact us by phone on 07 3842 9922 or email us at admin@qldwriters.org.au

What's the refund policy?

If Queensland Writers Centre cancels an event, we will try to reschedule it for a later date. If we cannot reschedule the event, or if you are unable to attend on the amended date, your payment will be refunded in full.
Except in special circumstances, if you cancel a booking for, or are unable to attend an event, workshop, seminar, or course, Queensland Writers Centre cannot provide a refund. You can contact us to discuss your situation on 07 3842 9922 or email us at admin@qldwriters.org.au

Terms and Conditions

All information is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised program information (including course content and tutors), but if this occurs, we will try to provide as much notice as possible.
We expect that all participants will behave respectfully and professionally towards their tutor and fellow students. We reserve the right to remove anyone who behaves in an aggressive or disruptive manner. If a participant is asked to leave the class on this basis, we will not offer a refund.
We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by students as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency or beyond our control otherwise.

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