Indie Publishing Forum


Melbourne 31 July, 5-8pm

The inaugural Indie Publishing Forums are coming soon to Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. The forums will provide an unmissable evening of advice and insider knowledge from a range of publishing industry experts.

The forums are presented by the Small Press Network, Ingram Spark, Thorpe-Bowker and the Australian Society of Authors; and are supported by the Australian Booksellers Association, Queensland Writers Centre, Writers Victoria and Writers NSW.

Each forum will kick off with a keynote address from Ingram Spark’s US director Robin Cutler.

Then there will be panel/Q&A sessions with publishing industry experts covering the crucial topics including:

  • Identifiers, metadata and databases
  • Distribution
  • Industry bodies and organisations
  • Publisher/author relationships
  • Print-on-demand and ebooks
  • Working with publishing service providers
  • Dealing with booksellers

Speakers at the Melbourne event, to be held at the Wheeler Centre on Tuesday 31 July, will be:

  • Gary Pengelly, general manager, Thorpe-Bowker
  • Sophy Williams, international director, Black Inc.
  • Ellie Marney, author
  • Megan O’Brien, bookseller, Brunswick Bound
  • Angela Savage, CEO, Writers Victoria (TBC)
  • Julie-ann Harper, founder, Pickawoowoo Publishing Group
  • MCed by Tim Coronel, general manager, Small Press Network

Tickets are only $10 for Writers Victoria members (please use discount code WV when purchasing tickets) and $2 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Drinks and nibbles provided.

The inaugural Indie Publishing Forums are coming soon to Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. The forums will provide an unmissable evening of advice and insider knowledge from a range of publishing industry experts.

The forums are presented by the Small Press Network, Ingram Spark, Thorpe-Bowker and the Australian Society of Authors; and are supported by the Australian Booksellers Association, Queensland Writers Centre, Writers Victoria and Writers NSW.

Each forum will kick off with a keynote address from Ingram Spark’s US director Robin Cutler.

Then there will be panel/Q&A sessions with publishing industry experts covering the crucial topics including:

  • Identifiers, metadata and databases
  • Distribution
  • Industry bodies and organisations
  • Publisher/author relationships
  • Print-on-demand and ebooks
  • Working with publishing service providers
  • Dealing with booksellers

Speakers at the Melbourne event, to be held at the Wheeler Centre on Tuesday 31 July, will be:

  • Gary Pengelly, general manager, Thorpe-Bowker
  • Sophy Williams, international director, Black Inc.
  • Ellie Marney, author
  • Megan O’Brien, bookseller, Brunswick Bound
  • Angela Savage, CEO, Writers Victoria
  • Julie-ann Harper, founder, Pickawoowoo Publishing Group
  • MCed by Tim Coronel, general manager, Small Press Network

Tickets are only $10 for Writers Victoria members (please use discount code WV when purchasing tickets) and $2 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Drinks and nibbles provided.

https://www.ingramspark.com/indie-publishing-forum-2018