Life Cycle of The Book


Unfortunately, we have decided to postpone the Life Cycle of the Book online panel session Publishing, planned for 7 December 2021. Due to unavailability of panel members and any further dates in December clashing with end of year functions, it has proved a difficult task to reschedule at this stage to run the session this year. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to bringing you this event next year.

In a series of online events, we will delve into the book industry, sharing tips from our expert panels of writers, editors, publishers and more on the inner workings of the industry. Learn about everything from effective pitching to publishers through to book design, printing, digital books, marketing, and book sales. If you are a new or emerging writer, or an established author keen to know more about your industry we have a session for you.

The publishing process is mysterious to those not within the industry, yet writers are expected to traverse through the process with professionalism. Life Cycle of The Book aims to demystify the publishing industry by providing you with an insight into the inner working of a publishing house and how best a writer can effectively pitch to a publisher. We will provide you with information to make the right choices for your work. Topics covered include different types of publishers, from large to small, how to get your book in front of a publisher, how books are costed and how your fees and royalties are worked out, and finally distribution channels.

We will touch briefly on marketing, and publicity but these topics will be covered in depth in number six of our series on the Life Cycle of The Book.

You will learn: 

  • Different types of publishers, from large to small
  • How to get your book in front of a publisher
  • How books are costed
  • How your fees and royalties are worked out
  • Distribution channels

On Thursday the 2nd of December you will receive an email containing your ZOOM link and a secure link to view never seen video content of behind the scenes of the publishing process filmed for the Life Cycle of The Book project. Please watch this before Tuesday’s night talk and send any questions you might have to so these can be shared with our expert panel.


Pam Brewster –Pam has been a publisher at Hardie Grant Books for more than 10 years, she publishes titles across subject areas that include history, social issues, mindfulness, health, biography, lifestyle, and sport. Pam had previously been a publisher at Harper Collins and Hachette.


Jennifer Scoullar – Jennifer is a bestselling author of Australian rural fiction who writes page-turning stories set in and around Australia’s magnificent wild places. Jennifer’s work has been shortlisted for the Elyne Mitchell Rural Writing Awards, the Harper Collins Manuscript Awards and the Varuna Publisher Fellowships. Her novel Currawong Creek was a finalist in the RUBY (Romantic Elements) Award.


Jen Hutchison – Jen is an author and independent publisher who champions mature writers. When she’s not publisher and editor at Journeys to Words Publishing, Jen is completing a Master of Writing and Publishing at RMIT. She’s passionate about writing, writers and good reads and this little company is the fulfilment of a dream.

7th December 2021


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