Getting published: The Talking Cure

The path to getting published took much longer than my clients Professional Gillian Straker and Dr Jacqui Winship expected, but their wonderful book The Talking Cure is now available in Australia and South Africa. About The Talking Cure 'Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and…

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Australian publishers accepting manuscript submissions

The vast majority of writers submitting an unsolicited manuscript to a publisher are wasting their time, as I explain here. But someone's got to win the lottery, right? If you like to gamble, here's a list of Australian publishers open to unsolicited manuscript submissions. Good luck - you'll need it.…

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Writers: think twice before diving into the publishers’ slush pile

One of my most popular posts, I've finally given my take on unsolicited manuscript submissions to Australian book publishers a makeover for 2019. Most writers who submit their manuscript electronically are wasting their time. Here's why - and what you can do about it. The slush pile The slush pile…

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My clients’ books, out in the world

There are few things  more satisfying than seeing your book published at last. Holding a hard copy in your hands, seeing it on the shelf of a bookshop, or listed with a thumbnail cover image at an online store - there's no taking away the enormous achievement of creating, revising, and…

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