Publishing talks and workshops

Sophie has presented many talks and papers at festivals, conferences and individual events on matters to do with publishing. These have ranged across many subjects:




How does an author maintain a career in a changing publishing industry?

A new golden age of small-press publishing

Authors who are also publishers

The changing roles and relationships of creators(authors and illustrators) and publishers

Promotion and marketing for authors

The lived experience of book contracts

Starting a small press: the do’s and don’t’s

Publishing in a regional area

Sophie has also published extensively on literary and publishing matters, with her work appearing in journals such as New Writing and TEXT, as well as book chapters in publishing-related books. Her book on established authors working to maintain a career in the rapidly-changing contemporary publishing industry, The Adaptable Author, was published by Keesing Press in 2014. Sophie’s collection of tips for authors, By the Book: Tips of the Trade for Writers, appeared as an ebook with Sixteen Press in 2013. She has also written course material for university courses on publishing, and is a Board member of the Small Press Network, the current Chair of the New England Writers’ Centre, and a former Chair of the Australian Society of Authors.


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