Love Gone Wild – Self-publishing success stories and how to get it right.

Thinking or self-publishing and/or want to learn more about it? This session at this year’s conference will provide you with some very beneficial insights.

Amy Andrews, author of over 60 books, will moderate this panel of hugely successful Australian indie authors to discuss a diverse range of issues involving their self-publishing journeys as well as advice and debunking myths.

Come and hear from Clare Connelly, who has published over 42 titles and seen over 500 000 paid downloads, Chris Taylor, who turned down a deal with one of the big 5 has now written 19 romantic suspense books with over 100 000 paid downloads, and Rachel Amphlett, who has sold Italian rights to her indie published debut thriller and has seen six figure downloads of her breakout romantic suspense novel.

These three hugely successful Australian indie authors talk business. Find out what worked, what didn’t and everything in between.

Remember, registrations for Love Gone Wild close on July 15th, so don’t miss out. Register now at: bit.ly/RWA17Events 

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Love Gone Wild – Changes to Manuscript Assessments selection criteria.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Taking on board feedback provided by many of our members who want to take advantage of this opportunity of having their work assessed by their choice of agent, editor or publisher, we are pleased to announce we have broadened the submission criteria for manuscript assessments.

The submission criteria for ALL authors is:

Manuscript Assessments criteria is now the same for all. Aspiring, Emerging and Established may submit:

  1. A one page synopsis, bio, optional photo and your full manuscript

or

2. A one page synopsis, bio, optional photo, a minimum of your first 3-Chapters (full manuscript may be submitted) and a two-page proposal.

For further details please visit the web for further terms and conditions and formatting requirements. Visit: http://bit.ly/RWA17PitchAssess

To register for Manuscript Assessments: http://bit.ly/RWA17PDA

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Love Gone Wild – Participating Agents / Editors & Publishers

The Love Gone Wild conference team are excited to announce our amazing line up of agents, editors, publishers and screen writers for pitching and manuscript assessments. And we’ve secured the most EVER at a conference!

This gives you more opportunities than ever before to pitch your stories and/or get professional feedback from industry professionals.

REGISTRATIONS FOR PITCHING AND MANUSCRIPT ASSESSMENTS OPEN THURSDAY 25TH MAY, 2017, 12.00PM

Before you register, please research the attending Agents/Editors/Publishers. For your convenience, you can see each attending Agents/Editors/Publishers wishlist online, what they’re looking for, and conversely, what they don’t want pitched.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • You must purchase your core conference ticket before you can register for pitching or assessment sessions.
  • While all our professionals are in the industry, manuscript assessments do not guarantee more than a critique of your pages. Not all professionals are in the position to acquire all genres or types of manuscripts.
  • Please review the terms and conditions for pitching and/or manuscript assessments BEFORE you register.​

Check out our amazing line-up of Agents/Editors and Publishers coming to Love Gone Wild. CLICK HERE or visit: http://bit.ly/RWA17PEAP 

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Conference Info – Opportunity to Advertise.

Due to space limitations at the venue this year, there will be no marketing table for paraphernalia like business cards, bookmarks and giveaways. So, if you would like the opportunity to get in front of over 400 delegates, why not advertise and promote your latest release, business or services in the Love Gone Wild conference booklet?

We have a limited number of advertising spaces. First in best dressed.

Conference Booklet Advertising – Current advertising spaces in conference A5 booklet are:

Size Dimensions Price
Full Page 148.5mm wide x 210mm high

(Portrait)

$390.00
Half Page 148.5mm wide x 105mm high

(Landscape)

$215.00
Quarter Page 74mm wide x 105mm high

(Portrait)

$120.00

NOTE: All ad placement is at RWA’s discretion. Back, front and inside covers are excluded from this offer.

All prices include GST. All bookings and payments are required by 1st June, 2017.

Artwork is to be provided by sponsor/advertiser in CMYK .AI, PS, Print-ready PDF or JPEG format, 300DPI


Book Your Space

To book your advertising space, please contact:

Tania Joyce
#RWAus17 Love Gone Wild Conference Media and Marketing Coordinator
Email:  tania@taniajoyce.com

See you at:

Love Gone Wild
RWA’s 26th Annual Conference
August 11-13th, 2017
Pullman King George Square Hotel

 

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Hearts Talk Wrap for April

How to Rock a Writer’s Festival

Jennifer St George, The Billionaire’s Pursuit of Love, asks if there’s a place for romance writers at writer’s festivals.

To Subplot or Not

Isolde Martin, Mistress of the Crown, talks the ins and outs of subplots and says think shelf-life.

Farming and Writing – it’s all about keeping the faith

Fleur MacDonald, Crimson Dawn, talks about managing the writing journey from flood to drought and all types of weather in between.

Romance Rocks Conference

Vital registration detail and program information for the 2014 conference.  Get your sticky hands on this now.

A Writer’s Life

Annie Grace, The Winter Bride, talks launching your book, answering the to promo or not to promo question.

Tips and Hints

 Everything you ever wanted to know about research and using Scrivener with Sasha Cottman and Alison Stuart.

The Writing Journey

Georgina Penney, Irrepressible You talks avoiding assumptions and yellow knickers for inspiration.

Ruby Report

The vital stats:  242 entries, 1210 books, 137 judges,  5 carloads of parcels.

News Bites

We have lots of interesting news on the publishing industry, RWA award winners, coming competitions and events

Plus, look at all the pretty, pretty covers

For full articles and regular columns, go to our website.

Enjoy!!

Hearts Talk: Membership Update & Conference Program Issue

Hearts Talk turns 250

250 Editions that is.  Take a look back at the journey from 1992 till today.

Run Your Own Conference

If you’ve ever thought about running your own conference have we got the volunteer positions for you.  The Clayton’s Conference needs a team.

Magic 100

Marion Lennox has just released her 100th novel, Waves of Temptation.  Wow.  I can’t write any more about that because it’s made me tired.

Restructuring RWA

An important update from Nikki Logan on the new membership structure.

The Write Craft

Michelle Diener talks about adding motifs to your work to enrich a storyline.

Romance Rocks Conference

Vital registration detail and program information for the 2014 conference.  Get your sticky hands on this now.

A Writer’s Life

Annie Grace talks about the rituals, routines and stories we tell ourselves about how we write.

 Tips and Hints

 Everything you ever wanted to know about formatting using Scrivener.

The Writing Journey

JM Bray in the hot seat.  He’s American and it’s a lot about happenstance.

News Bites

We have lots of interesting news on the publishing industry, RWA award winners, coming competitions and events

Plus, look at all the pretty, pretty covers

For full articles and regular columns, go to our website.

 

Hearts Talk Wrap

Check out our all new look

Well don’t we look spiffy with our new logo and masthead.  Of course we sound spiffy too.   Look out for this month’s issue.

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Maisey Yates Does Freo

Now there’s a headline Maisey Yates probably wasn’t expecting.  Maisey talks screwed up heroes, shirtless cowboys and Ryan Gosling.  Yeah, you don’t need any more prompting to read the story.  But just in case you didn’t read that line – Ryan Gosling – she gives some good advice as well.

The Write Craft

Kandy Shepherd (Reinventing Rose), puts backstory on the front foot.

She talks to Jaye Ford (Blood Secret), Isolde Martin (Mistress to the Crown), Sharon Archer (Single Father, Wife and Mother Wanted), Fiona Lowe (Picture Perfect Wedding), CC Coburn (The Cowboy, The Cheat, his Ex-Wife and her Vibrator), Annie West (An Enticing Debt to Pay), Anna Campbell (A Rake’s Midnight Kiss) and Cathleen Ross (Her Demon Prince) about the role and place of backstory and how to wrangle it into shape.

Beware.  There is a little letting go and a lot of manipulation.

What Makes Writer’s Write

According to Mel Tescho (Galactic Flame) what makes writers write is madness, drugs and, oh sorry, that was this week’s Breaking Bad.  Mel says it’s got something to do with stubbornness and going wild. 

A Writer’s Life

Annie Grace talks about the evils of feather boas, demented expressions, orange skin-tone, lopsided hats and ah-hum, unfortunate wardrobe failures.  Yes, it’s trial by dreaded author photo.

The Writer’s Journey

Rhyll Biest talks to some twit called Ainslie Paton (Detained), who has absolutely nothing interesting to say, and forgot she was going to be in this issue.  D’oh.  Move along, nothing to see here.

 News Bites

We have oodles of interesting news on the publishing industry, RWA award winners, coming competitions and events and snippets from Riding the Waves and The Clayton’s Conference.

Plus lots of lovely new releases – look at all the pretty, pretty covers

For full articles and regular columns, go to our website.

Read on!

Hearts Talk Wrap

Pre conference issue:  Tips Galore

Lynne Wilding Award

Generosity comes from big hearts, quick minds and clever hands.  Celebrate the Lynne Wilding Award nominees and read the special feature on Lynne by her daughter, crime writer, Karen Davis.

Position, Position, Position

There are a number of volunteer positions open for members.  A great way to get involved with your organisation.

The Write Craft

Rachel Bailey talks to Annie West, Imprisoned by a Vow, about Happy Ever After endings.  Annie says endings are all about the shine and you have to polish till they sparkle.

How Do I

Serena Tatti tells passive voice like it actively is.  Or is the other way around?  Let Serena guide you actively through the oft confusing passive landscape of active and passive voice.  Or something like that.

Conference Update

See our Freemantle and Claytons’ conference updates.  All the news with the grooves.

 A Writer’s Life

 Annie Grace had a dream and the dream became a draft and the draft was made beautiful by craft.  Let Annie inspire your dreams and drafts.

Feature story

Kate Wigseller writes about storyteller extraordinaire Jacqueline Susann.  There be doughnuts.

The Writing Journey

Sarah Hantz talks to Young Adult and Middle Grade author Amanda Ashby, Demonosity, about the path to success.

 And lots of lovely new releases – look at all the pretty covers

Plus our regular features:

  • From Nikki’s desk
  • Market Watch
  • Member News
  • In-person events

For full articles and regular columns, go to our website.

Enjoy!!

Not a member? Please view our sample issue from January 2011.
To receive our wonderful monthly newsletter, we invite you to Join RWA for all the details.

Hearts Talk Wrap

July issue is coming at you.  Look out for it now.

Shine Bright like a Ruby

Don’t miss this special feature on our Ruby and Ella finalists.

The Ripping Start

There is a new contest in town and it’s a ripper.  Read about The Ripping Start and get yours ready.

The Write Craft

Lilian Darcy talks about foreshadowing and it’s not the least bit spooky, if you don’t think about the movie Jaws.

How Do I

Kate Belle talks about the tyranny of the review – the good, the bad and the I’m not sure but it made me cry anyway.  She mentions the importance of chocolate.  But seriously get the lowdown on how to cope with reviews.

The Writer’s Life

Annie Grace talks about the business of being a writer.  She asks:  “Are we are all standing in one big room madly spruiking our books, with everybody shouting and nobody listening?”

 Conference Extra

 Meet Margaret Marbury

 Margaret Marbury is Vice President of Harlequin Single Title and she’ll be in Perth for the conference.  Check out what she’s looking for.

 Pitching for Success

Victoria Purman, Diane Hester, Alison Butler, Jennifer Scoullar, TM Clark and Elise K Ackers dish the dirt on the pitch process.  Not to be missed if you’re pitching in Perth.

And lots of lovely new releases – look at all the pretty covers

And our regular features:

  • From Nikki’s desk
  • Market Watch
  • Member News
  • In-person events
  • New Releases

For full articles and regular columns, go to our website.

Enjoy!!

 

  • Not a member? Please view our sample issue from January 2011.
  • To receive our wonderful monthly newsletter, we invite you to Join RWA for all the details.

 

Hearts Talk Wrap

Extra Extra – Read all about it…

June’s edition of Hearts Talk is an important one as RWA reviews the definition of published.

Make sure you read the issue to catch up on the thinking that will influence how the organisation is shaped to respond to changes in the industry, and to serve member needs.

There’s also a great craft article from Rachel Bailey on visceral reactions.  Carla Caruso and Sandra Grady talk research.   Annie Grace talks domino books and why you don’t want to write one.  And there is an introduction to editors and agents taking part in Riding the Waves, with a guest interview with Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches Trashy Books.

Look out for your copy of the issue and get reading.

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