If you're wondering how to write your memoirs, would like to know more about self-publishing, want to have your manuscript assessed or send it to a literary agent, or hire a freelance book designer, then download the relevant topic below. (You will need Acrobat Reader to open them)
- Writing Your Place in History (How to write and publish your life story)
- Self Publishing
- Editing and Assessing Your Own Manuscript
- Using a Ghost-writer
- All About Agents
- All About Manuscript Assessments
- Contacts for Editors and Manuscript Assessors
- Contacts for Literary Agents
- Freelance Book Designers
- Reviewing the reviewer:What authors say about manuscript appraisal services - 2007 Report
Free ASA Papers
The ASA Papers listed below are all free to download from the ASA website .
- Getting Published
Tips for approaching publisher and agents.
- Writing About Indigenous Australia
Dr Anita Heiss offers an Indigenous perspective.
- Literary Competition Guidelines
If you are organising or entering a literary competion, the ASA Literary Competition Guidelines are a useful reference.
- ASA Rates and Conditions
The ASA Rates and Conditions set out recommended minimum rates for authors and illustrators.
- Hints for Self Publishing Authors
A free paper to assist self publishing authors in promoting and publicising their books.
- Cultural Funding in Australia
Research Paper on Cultural Funding (with an emphasis on Literature and Print Media)