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           Writers' Resources

 

 

AUSTRALIAN LEGAL DEPOSITORY

 

Australian National Edeposit (NED) Legal deposit legislation mandates NED for the deposit, management, storage, preservation, discovery and delivery of published electronic material across Australia’s National and State Libraries. 

https://ned.gov.au/ned/

 

AUSTRALIAN LENDING RIGHTS ONLINE (LRO)

Australian book publishers or creators—authors, illustrators, editors, translators and compilers—can be compensated for the loss of income through the free multiple use of their work in Australian public and educational lending libraries.

https://lendingrights.arts.gov.au

 

 

AUSTRALIAN LIBRARY DISTRIBUTION 

Peterpal

Partners with public libraries to assist them in identifying and meeting the evolving needs of their customers.

http://www.peterpal.com.au/

Self published authors can register their books with Peterpal online:

https://www.peterpal.com.au/index.php/self-published/

New publication submission form:

https://www.peterpal.com.au/index.php/new-publication-submission-form/

Gold Coast Libraries

Local Authors Request Form

https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/libraries/Explore/Readers-writers/Submit-a-local-author-request


 

EDITORS:

Lynette J Lloyd - Lloyd Moss, publishing, and author services

Consultancy, manuscript appraisals and/or editing services, self-publishing packages.

https://www.lloydmosspublishing.com

lynnejlloyd@outlook.com

Phone: 0421998749

Gail Tagarro

Book Writing Coach, Accredited Editor (AE), published author. Journalist, MA Linguistics.
Website: editors4you.com.au

gail@gailbookcoach.co (book coaching enquiries)
gail@editors4you.com (editing enquiries)
Phone 0405 695 534

 

Beverley Streater - Streater Editing Services

Freelance editor and copywriter

Classic Women Editing and Copywriting services

streatereditingservices.com

Ian Mathieson – iEdit

Brisbane

A Professional Member of IPEd; Ian is a freelance editor, author and keynote speaker.

https://ianmathiesonediting.com

 

Noela Cowell - Your Creative Frequency

Gold Coast

Noela is a creative director, author, editor, copywriter, ghostwriter and speaker. 

https://www.yourcreativefrequency.com/about-us

 

Sally Ogden - Affordable Manuscript Assessment

Tasmania

Assessment and editing services

http://www.affordablemanuscriptassessments.com/

STYLE GUIDES

The Australian Editing Handbook (3 Edition) 

By Elizabeth Flann, Beryl Hill, Lan Wang

Available in Paperback and Kindle

https://www.amazon.com.au/Australian-Editing-Handbook-3E/dp/1118635957/

The Australian Style Guide (Online)

https://www.australianstyleguide.com/home

SPELLING AND GRAMMAR CHECKER

 

Grammarly

Free Online Version

www.grammarly.com

Premier Version

https://www.grammarly.com/premium

IBSN / BARCODES

Thorpe-Bowker Identifier Services Australia

International Standard Book Number (IBSN / Barcodes)

https://www.myidentifiers.com.au/


 

SELF PUBLISHING 

 

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)

Paperback / Kindle 

https://kdp.amazon.com/

Kindle Create

Ebook formatting software

https://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Create/b?ie=UTF8&node=1829

Kindle Cover

Creator for paperback and ebook 

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201113520

 

Amazon Authors Central

Authors Profile / Link Authors Books 

https://authorcentral.amazon.com/

Amazon International

Australia https://www.amazon.com.au

Brazil https://services.amazon.com.br/

Canada https://www.amazon.ca/

China https://www.amazon.cn/

France https://www.amazon.fr/

Germany https://www.amazon.de/

India https://www.amazon.in/

Italy https://www.amazon.it/

Japan https://www.amazon.co.jp/

Mexico https://www.amazon.com.mx/

Netherlands https://www.amazon.nl/

Spain https://www.amazon.es/

United Kingdom https://www.amazon.co.uk/

United States https://www.amazon.com


 

Ingram Spark 

Self Publishing  / International Distribution / Print on Demand (POD)

Paperback / eBook 

https://www.ingramspark.com/

Global Distribution

https://www.ingramspark.com/how-it-works/distribute

Book Cover Template Generator https://myaccount.ingramspark.com/Portal/Tools/CoverTemplateGenerator

Print and Shipping Calculator  https://myaccount.ingramspark.com/Portal/Tools/ShippingCalculator

Publisher Compensation Calculator https://myaccount.ingramspark.com/Portal/Tools/PubCompCalculator

Weight and Spine Width Calculator

https://myaccount.ingramspark.com/Portal/Tools/SpineCalculator

Australia Office (Melbourne)

Customer Support  

Phone: (03)9765-4800

Email: IngramSparkAustralia@IngramContent.com


 

eBOOK DESIGN TOOLS

 

Calibre

Free eBook Conversion Software (epub / mobi / pdf)

https://calibre-ebook.com/

 

Adobe Digital Editions

Free eBook Reader

https://www.adobe.com/au/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html

EBOOK PUBLISHERS

 

Smashwords 

eBooks / Audiobooks

https://www.smashwords.com/

Smashwords Style Guide

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/52

Podcast (Self Publishing /Training / Marketing)

https://www.smashwords.com/podcast

Support / FAQ

https://www.smashwords.com/about/supportfaq

Smashwords Audiobooks via Findaway Voices Agreement

https://www.smashwords.com/audiobook/agree

Smashwords Audiobooks via Findaway Voices Technical Requirements

https://my.findawayvoices.com/docs/Technical_Requirements_for_Assets.pdf


 

BOOK PRINTERS (Australia)

 

Boorlarong Press - Brisbane

Phone:  0411 027614

Email: publish@boolarongpress.com.au

https://boolarongpress.com.au/

 

AUDIOBOOKS

 

Amazon Audiobooks

How to publish on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/gp/education-publishing/Audiobooks

 

ACX

A marketplace where authors, literary agents, publishers, and other Rights Holders can connect with narrators, engineers, recording studios, and other Producers capable of producing a finished audiobook. 

https://www.acx.com/help/about-acx/200484860

How to Make an Audiobook for ACX

https://kindlepreneur.com/how-to-make-an-audiobook/

 

Alliance of Independent Authors

Producing audiobooks in Australia (Blog)

https://selfpublishingadvice.org/producing-audiobooks-in-australia/

 

Findaway Voices

Distribution / Creation / Narration 

https://findawayvoices.com/

 

Helensvale Library Cultural Centre

Recording Studio Hire Rates

Information /Details

https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/community/helensvale-library-cultural-centre-3445.html

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PODCASTS

 

Buzzsprout

For storing and distributing podcasts

https://www.buzzsprout.com/

 

WeVideo

For making videos and podcasting

https://www.wevideo.com/

 

 

VOICEOVER SOFTWARE

 

Speechelo

Instantly Transform Any Text Into A
Human-Sounding VoiceOver with new A.I.software
https://speechelo.com/

 

REVIEWS:

Goodreads 

Social cataloguing and Reviews

https://www.goodreads.com/

Authors Dashboard

https://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard

WRITERS’ FACEBOOK GROUPS

 

Join other writers online for information, advice, networking

 

Australian Fiction Writers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/fictionwritersau/

Australia Self Published Authors

https://www.facebook.com/groups/528742590610913/

Ingram Spark Author Community

https://www.facebook.com/groups/641752356577267/

Family History Writers Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/421827291490795/

Historical Novel Society Australasia

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HNSAustralasia/

Writers Helping Writers

https://www.facebook.com/groups/mikegeffnerpresentswritershelpingwriters/

Writers Tips for Beginners

https://www.facebook.com/groups/writingtips/

Writers Groups in Queensland - Gillian Lloyd https://www.facebook.com/groups/325451502081204

The Write Site for Writing Competitions

https://www.facebook.com/awritesite

WRITERS' & ARTISTS' YEARBOOK 2020

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2021 

Bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year

https://www.amazon.com/Writers-Artists-Yearbook-2021-ebook/dp/B088R83T5Q/

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2020  

Bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year

https://www.amazon.com/Writers-Artists-Yearbook-2020-ebook/dp/B07PKNJ19M/

 

TOP BEST FREE WEBSITE SOFTWARE

 

Wix – Best All-Around Website Builder

https://www.wix.com/

Weebly – Ideal for Small Businesses

https://www.weebly.com/au/websites

SITE123 – Great Design Assistance

https://www.site123.com/

WordPress – Perfect for Blogging

https://wordpress.com/

Strikingly – Made for Simple Websites

https://www.strikingly.com/

Jimdo – Small Online Store Builder

https://www.jimdo.com/

SimpleSite – Great Mobile Editor

https://www.simplesite.com/

VIDEO, FILE, PHOTOGRAPH, MUSIC SOFTWARE CONVERTER

Zamzar 

Online File Conversion

https://www.zamzar.com/

BOOK COVERS, DESIGN, WEBSITES ETC.

Fiverr

For Freelance talent around the world

https://www.fiverr.com

BOOK TRAILER VIDEOS

Xpress Videos (Germany) via Fiverr

https://www.fiverr.com/xpressvideos


TRAINING / COURSES

Australian Society of Authors

We are the peak national organisation for authors and illustrators and have a knowledgeable team able to answer your queries.

For questions about writing or publishing? Check our their advice service.

https://www.asauthors.org/findananswer/writers-and-services

 

Queensland Writers Centre 

https://queenslandwriters.org.au/

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