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Going to Conference on a budget

In Conference, Events, Guest Articles by Louisa West2 Comments

If you haven’t already organised your Love Gone Wild experience, don’t despair! Time is still on your side, and with some careful planning and these nifty ideas, you can come and kick it at Conference in Brisbane this August. Registering The first thing you will need to do if you’re intending to come along to Conference is buy a ticket. A core program ticket will cost $550 (members) and $580 (non-members). Included is the ticket to the ‘Bring Out the Animal in You’ Harlequin costume cocktail party on Friday night, the core conference program, and access to our exclusive pitching …

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Ten Simple Ways to Improve Author Emails by Lana Pecherczyk

In Guest Articles by webmistress

For some reason, a lot of authors are a little bit afraid of email marketing. But I see email as just another format of writing stories for your readers … only with a sales focus in mind. Emails provide a direct link to your readers, and when you have a new release coming out, this is invaluable. No one else controls this list. Not your publisher, not some social media platform, but you! And these days, you can achieve great email marketing at virtually zero cost, making the return on investment the highest out of any e-marketing channel. So what are you waiting for? Here’s …

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6 Ways to Network Like a Pro at Conference

In Guest Articles by Events Coordinator

Aside from experiencing the exciting program and fabulous opportunities on offer at Love Gone Wild, many of us will have another common goal: networking with our peers! While social media allows us the chance to ‘meet’ and engage with other writers, Conference about coming together as a collective and passionate community as well as enjoying the stellar professional development opportunities crafted by our dedicated Conference team. Networking is an essential part of a developing writing career. Meeting people who write in your sub-genre, or who are at the same level of their career as you are, or who just understand …

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Focus on the First Five — A tale of seduction by Samantha Bond

In Guest Articles by webmistress

If you’re like me, before committing to a book, you’ll open it and read the first page in a store, or download the free excerpt of an ebook, before buying it. That’s also what an agent or publisher does with your manuscript. Needless to say, there’s massive pressure on your first few pages because their job is to hook your reader (be that agent, publisher or eventual everyday reader) and convince them to commit to reading the rest of your story. A reader will not “wait for it to get good. You must wow them now, immediately and right away. …