Budding writers’ workshop
Published authors share knowledge
COVERING six North Burnett Regional Council libraries in five days has been accomplished by multi-published authors Suzi Love and Imogene Nix
The duo were undertaking self publishing workshops funded through a Regional Arts Development Fund grant.
Imogene Nix said during the workshops, she had met with a dearth of aspiring authors.
“All have desires to publish their titles and tell their stories,” she said.
“The tyranny of distance has regularly been cited, throughout these workshops, as a barrier to seeking honest information on opportunities for publishing.”
Ms Nix said at each venue they had met at least one aspiring author.
“All believed that the process of publishing required spending thousands of dollars to publish their title,” she said.
“We have been able to show them it will cost them significantly less money than they previously thought.
“They were in the ballpark of $5000–$10,000 but and we’ve shown them how to do it for say $1000–$2000 depending on the length of the story and number of illustrations, etc.”
Attendees were given information on retaining their rights versus signing them away and losing their value, and a guide to self-publishing written by the two authors.
WORKSHOP: At Biggenden Library, Tony McIntyre, Vanessa and Zara Bambling, Terena Staib, (in front) Charlotte Pitt, Helen Thompson and authors Imogene Nix and Susie Love.