Sponsors 2020

Partner Gold Sponsor

We are Self-Publishing with Support

Draft2Digital is the leading distributor of self-published ebooks online. Thousands of indie authors depend on Draft2Digital to convert their manuscripts to popular ebook formats, and distribute worldwide, with support the whole way. Learn more and start your self publishing journey at Draft2Digital.com

Presenting Workshop: Getting ahead in Indie Publishing

Draft2Digital, the leading ebook distributor online, presents tips and predictions for authors looking to up their self-publishing game. Get industry-specific advice from D2D’s experts on marketing and publishing, finding promotions and increasing sales on platforms such as Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Amazon, and more.


Partner Silver Sponsor 

Reedsy is the world’s leading marketplace for publishing professionals. From editors to cover designers, book marketers, ghostwriters or literary translators, you can find any professional you need at any stage of your writing career. Reedsy carefully vet and handpick the professionals, and only accept under 5% of those who apply to be listed on their Marketplace.

Reedsy also provides numerous free education and resources, including over 50 free courses on writing, publishing and marketing, as well as a free formatting tool for ebook and print.

Presenting Workshop: Taking the next step with Facebook advertising

Ever given up with Facebook ads because you heard they’ve become too competitive? You’re partly wrong. The possibilities for authors on Facebook are now richer than ever. But the competitive space has tightened — which is why it’s all the more important to know the right ways to use the platform.

If you want to up your Facebook ads game with established strategies and new ideas, then this workshop is for you. Reedsy’s Ricardo Fayet has years of experience running Facebook ads for authors and will be teaching some of the advanced Facebook ads targeting, creatives, and placements that have brought him success. On the menu: dynamic ads, multi-layer ads, instant experiences, and tracking conversions!


Partner Silver Sponsor

Harlequin Australia has been publishing quality fiction and non fiction for over forty years. 

HQ is the new home of diverse and compelling Australian fiction, designed to appeal to a readership of smart, curious women.

Our fiction list focuses on electrifying suspense, gripping family sagas, compelling historical stories and clever contemporary women’s fiction.

HQ’s tailored nonfiction list focuses on stories of ordinary Australians doing extraordinary things, women’s self-actualisation stories and selected wellness titles with a focus on women’s self-empowerment.

Presenting Workshop: The Winning Submission: A Publisher’s Perspective

Through its three imprints, HQ Fiction, Mira and Escape, Harlequin Books publishes more debut local fiction that any other Australian publishing house. But what makes a publisher look closer at your manuscript? Get the inside track on the tips and traps of submitting your manuscript to a publishing house (and make sure when you do submit, you avoid the common pitfalls that make us turn away from a manuscript).

Join us in our workshop as we cover the good, the bad and the ugly of the dreaded pitch; why and how some writing begs to be noticed; and be joined by some Harlequin authors who’ve stood in your shoes and come through it successfully.