September new releases

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz – and our members have a plentiful supply of new releases to keep you reading and happy this September. Enjoy!

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Love Gone Wild – Done and Dusted

A huge thank you to Tina Marie Clark, Kendall Talbot and Tania Joyce for delivering a fabulous, unforgettable #LoveGoneWild conference. #RWAus17 was amazing. From the Friday workshops with Anne Gracie and Kate Forsyth, to the Business Hub with Google, Draft2Digital, Nielsen BookScan, Bolinda and iBooks, to the brilliant breakout sessions and keynote speakers – Marion Lennox and Kate Forsyth.

Our warmest thanks to all our international guests and speakers at this year’s conference – Carrie Feron, Cassie Hanjian, Allison Carroll, Kris Austin, Dan Wood, Naomi Gaskell, Natasha Price-Lopez, Julie Winters, Cristina Lee, Sophie Groom, Camille Poshoglian, Sandy Phantran, Meghan Farrell, Liz Pelletier, Jo Mackay, Kate Cuthbert, Keri Arthur, Diane Demetre and the wonderful dancers Ian Watt and Pauline Thompson, Lauren Clarke, Shay McAulay, Nic Harrison, Joanne Tracey, Ally Blake, Vanessa Carnevale, Rachael Donovan, Anne Gracie, Michaelle Somers, Adam Van Rooijen, Natalie Hatch, Amy Andrews, Clare Connelly, Chris Taylor, Rachael Amphlett, Sophie Hamley, Guy Gibson, Marion Lennox, Trish Morey, Jaye Ford, Loretta Hill, Fiona McArthur, Sasha Wasley, Anthea Hodgson, Merideth Appleyard and Anna Hackett.

The Pullman King George Square Hotel was a spectacular venue, the catering was awesome and the technical delivery through Staging Connections was flawless.

Congratulations to all the Award winners, finalists and raffle winners.

A huge thank you goes out to all our sponsors – Harlequin, Hatchette, Penguin Random House, Brother, The Cartridge Family and the Qld Writers Centre and to Rochelle Manners from Mad Hatters Bookshop.

We look forward to seeing you in Sydney in 2018.

Before you go, we would love you to take this quick survey and give us your feedback.

https://bit.ly/RWA17Survey 

Thank you and farewell from the #RWAus17 #LoveGoneWild team.

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New releases from members this August

It’s August – the last official month of winter. Sometimes wind and rain sweeps down. Sometimes the daffodils come early. Always there is the RWA conference to motivate and inspire a novelist. If you’re looking for something to read on the plane on the way to Brisbane, your fellow members have obliged with a swag of new releases.

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Love Gone Wild – Registrations Close Friday 21st, 2017

There is no more time left to twiddle your thumbs. Registrations for Love Gone Wild close Friday 21st, 2017.

We have an amazing lineup of workshops, breakout sessions, pitching and manuscript assessment opportunities not to be missed.

Register now at: bit.ly/RWA17Events 

Please note: 

  • Manuscript Assessment submissions close Monday 24th July, 2017. This is an amazing opportunity to get your work in front of an agent/editor or publisher. DO NOT MISS OUT.   To submit your manuscript visit: http://bit.ly/RWA17PDA 

 

 

  • ALSO – if you have already registered for Core Conference – watch your inbox over the next few days for some more exciting announcements.

 

See you in Brisbane soon.

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July new releases

It’s the beginning of the month again – which means a slew of new romance titles to pick and choose from. No matter what your preference – sweet or sexy, contemporary or historical, fantasy or paranormal – you’ll find a romance to enjoy.

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Hoot Hoot! It’s OWL time again!

Now, I don’t want to be the bearer of bad tidings, but the fact is, the year is almOWLost half gone.  If you haven’t done as much as you planned on your writing in 2017, it’s time to lift your game!  Fortunately, we can help you do just that, with two fantastic OWLs in July.

The first is all about good beginnings:

Focus on the First Five – Get your first five pages submission ready

Let me quote from the presenters:

‘A reader will not “wait for it to get good”, you must wow them now, immediately and right away.

In Focus on the First Five, Robb Grindstaff and Samantha Bond will shine a spotlight on your first five pages. They’ll teach you how to start your story in a way that grabs your reader and won’t let them go.’

Does that sound good to you?  It does to me!  To register (and for all the info), follow this link.

The second is for when you’ve finished your book and want the world to know about it. It’s on a subject close to all of our writerly hearts – selling books!

How to Sell More Books with Email Marketing

Email marketing Lana‘Whether you are traditionally published or self-published, there’s one challenge common to both: selling more books. With email marketing, not only do you (not your publisher!) have control of your list, but it’s cost effective (one of the cheapest forms of marketing around) and with a little help, easy to do.’

Sounds good to me!  And the presenter is our very own Lana Pecherczyk, RWA webmistress and marketing guru.  It’s never too early to start building a list and never to late to improve your promotion.

To register, click here, or on the course title above.

Both courses run from the 3rd to the 30th of July, so check them out!

Love Gone Wild – Pitching and Manuscript Assessments Open

Registrations for Pitching and Manuscript Assessments are now open.

With our amazing line up of agents, editors, publishers and screen writers, you have a fantastic opportunity to pitch your stories and/or get professional feedback from industry professionals.

Please note: You must purchase your core conference ticket before you can register for pitching and/or manuscript assessment sessions.

Before you register, please research the attending Editors/Publishers/Agents. Check out their wishlists online and see what they’re looking for, and conversely, what they don’t want pitched.

The Love Gone Wild team wish you good luck and we look forward to seeing you in Brisbane.

To register for Pitching and/or Manuscript Assessments – Please CLICK HERE.

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CONFERENCE INFO: Pitching and Manuscript Assessments

Registrations for pitching and manuscript assessments will open on Thursday May 25th, 2017 at 12.00pm. You MUST be registered for Core Conference for your opportunity to pitch and/or participate in paid manuscript assessments.

All details of attending agents, editors and publishers will be made available on Saturday May 20th, 2017.

PITCHING – Pitching is FREE for core conference delegates and will run over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is your chance to pitch your completed manuscript to an agent, editor or publisher of your choice. Pitching sessions are 5 minutes and are limited to first in best dressed once bookings go live.

MANUSCRIPT ASSESSMENTS – This year we’re excited to bring you a new opportunity to get your work before a professional. The cost is $150 for your chance to have the agent, editor or publisher of your choice read and provide professional feedback on the first 15 PAGES of your manuscript. Manuscript assessment feedback will be provided during a 15 minute one-on-one session during the conference. Your manuscript must be ready to upload when you register for your time.

For further information and terms and conditions, please visit our website – CLICK HERE

These places will fill fast so don’t miss out. Register for Love Gone Wild now and keep your eye out for pitch and manuscript registration openings.

Early Bird rates CLOSE MAY 28th, 2017 but don’t leave it to the last minute!

REGISTER FOR LOVE GONE WILD at: bit.ly/RWA17Events

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Love Gone Wild – Want to know how to build a review team?

Are you frustrated when you publish your book and see it get very few reviews? Whether you are self or traditionally published, the responsibility of getting more reviews for your books usually falls to you. So how do you find reviewers without emailing lots of bloggers or begging on Facebook? How do you find reviewers who like the kind of books you write? And how do you get them to leave reviews? Learn how to build and engaged a Review Team and manage the logistics of interacting with them.

Anna Hackett, USA Today bestselling author who’s written over 40 short novels, will tell us how it’s done at RWA’s Love Gone Wild conference on Sunday, August 13, 2017 – Session 30.

There’s only a few weeks left for your chance to save some money and take advantage of early bird ticket prices, so get in quick.

Register now for the Love Gone Wild conference: http://bit.ly/RWA17Events

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May OWLs are hooting good!

It’s nearly the end of the month, so naturally, your thoughts turn to what to do next to further your writing.  May I suggest one of our May OWLs?

This month both OWLs are beckoning you to the dark side: Rachel Bailey will help you wrestle the Black Moment of your story into shape and Ainslie Paton will shed light on the Dark Art of the Blurb.  Pick the darkness that most needs attention – or just do both!

For more info and to register for The Black Moment, click here.

For more info and to register for The Dark Art of the Blurb, click here.

 

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