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 – Registrations close in 4 weeks.

#RWAus17 is drawing closer and closer. Registrations for Love Gone Wild close on 15th July, 2017. Don’t miss out on this year’s conference and it’s spectacular line up of craft and business development sessions and workshops.

With a bootcamp by Anne Gracie and masterclass by Kate Forsyth, our special Business Hub for emerging and established authors, craft development, pitching and manuscript assessments for all authors, the Love Gone Wild conference in Brisbane August 11-13th, 2017 is a great chance for authors to gain new skills, meet like-minded people and mingle with editors, agents and publishers.

Register now at http://bit.ly/RWA17Events

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Love Gone Wild – Edit like a rockstar.

With only 9 weeks until conference, have you booked your ticket? Better be quick or you might miss out on amazing sessions like this.

Edit Like A Rockstar: Perfect Pacing

Attend this workshop to find out how to keep readers turning the pages of your manuscript by focusing on questions and answers. Lauren K. McKellar will help you tighten the pace in individual scenes and your novel overall.

Lauren K. McKellar is an author and editor, having worked in the publishing industry for more than 10 years. She edits for both traditional publishing houses and independent authors, with several of her clients being USA Today and NY Times bestsellers.

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

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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 – 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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First Kiss 2017 placegetters

Congratulations to our 2017 First Kiss placegetters! As judged by Haylee Nash of The Nash Agency:

1st: Tamar Sloan
2nd: Sheridan Kent
3rd: Miranda Morgan
4th: Nicola Bernard
5th: Kym Wojtasik
6th: Emily Michel

Thanks to Haylee Nash for providing such generous feedback for our finalists. Big thanks to Heather Garside for her time and effort in running an efficient and timely contest, and to all our judges who volunteer their time and effort to help other writers. And well done to all who entered!

LOVE GONE WILD – Early Bird Closing

The Early Bird discount rate for tickets to the Love Gone Wild conference closes tomorrow Sunday 4th June at 12.00am (midnight).  So register now!

Don’t forget you need your Core Conference ticket to register and participate in Pitching and Manuscript Assessments. Getting your work in front of an Agent, Editor and Publisher can be life changing…so don’t miss out.

To register for the Love Gone Wild conference, visit: https://bit.ly/RWA17Events

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June new releases

Congratulations to all our members with new releases out this month. The temperatures have dropped nationwide, so now is the perfect time to pick a few good books, cuddle up under your doona and get swept away in worlds of adventure, intrigue and romance.

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Love Gone Wild Conference – EARLY BIRD EXTENDED

ONE WEEK ONLY – We have extended the offer of Early Bird ticket pricing for the Love Gone Wild conference by one week. Early Bird will now close on Sunday June 4th at midnight.

DON’T MISS OUT – REGISTER NOW at http://bit.ly/RWA17CB

Take advantage of reduced ticket pricing to save on core conference. We have over 30 sessions across the weekend dedicated to craft, business development and marketing for authors.

For full conference program details and to register please visit our website at http://bit.ly/RWA17Events

Pitching and Manuscript Assessments

Registrations for pitching and manuscript assessments are also open. You must be registered for core conference to participate in the opportunities to pitch and/or be assessed by an agent/editor or publisher of your choice.

For information on pitching and manuscript assessments and the details on participating agents/editors and publishers – visit at website at http://bit.ly/RWA17PEAP

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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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