Links

Australian Society Of Authors

www.asauthors.org

National organisation for authors which provides contract advice, the stylefile showcase for illustrators (www.thestylefile.com) and professional support. It has suggested fees for author speaking, and information about rights such as ELR and PLR (Educational Lending Rights and Public Lending Right) and CAL payments (Copyright Agency Licensing) which are important income sources for writers.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

www.scbwi.org

International organisation of authors and illustrators which offers marketing and conferences as well as an electronic newsletter and magazine. Also the Australian chapters’ website www.scbwiaustralia.org

Sisters In Crime

www.sistersincrime.org.au

Launched at the Feminist Book Festival in Melbourne in September 1991, Sisters in Crime in Australia was inspired by the American organisation of the same name, which was founded in 1986 by Sara Paretsky (creator of Chicago PI VI Warshawski) and other women crime writers at the Bouchercon crime convention.

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