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Davina Bell: How Do We Make Books? The Publishing Process

Session Info:

In this interactive session, we share the magic of the publishing industry – how Word documents become books, visions become covers, and dreams become objects. Using real-life examples, we’ll explore the editorial and design processes, and discuss the challenges and triumphs of creating literature. Who are the players, and how are decisions made? With real-life examples, this is an engaging behind-the-scenes look at the publishing industry from my unique dual perspective of author and editor.

Topics:
  • Fostering respect and understanding for the local publishing industry is paramount to maintaining a vibrant Australian literary culture.
  • Encouraging interest and passion around books and writing contributes to a cohort of engaged and adventurous readers.
  • Crafting narratives
  • Drafting and re-drafting
  • Creative collaboration
  • The editorial process
  • Cover design
  • The publishing journey from manuscript to book shelf

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