Insider to reveal ‘secrets of writing and self-publishing’
  • Wednesday 25 January 2023
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Here’s your chance to learn “valuable industry secrets’’ and gain the essential skills you need to self-publish your story.

Join popular 4 Ingredients co-author Rachael Bermingham for a fun and interactive workshop that could change your life.

This is part of Sunshine Coast Libraries’ annual celebration of Library Lovers Day.

Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said a highlight of this year’s program was the opportunity to learn from, and be motivated by, a highly successful Sunshine Coast author and publisher.

“Library members can join Ms Bermingham, one of Australia’s leading book publishers and best-selling authors, in a half-day writing workshop to discover how the production, distribution and publishing process works,’’ Cr Law said.

This Library Lovers Day you can join one of Australia’s leading book publishers, and best-selling authors in a fun and interactive 4-hour writing workshop to discover how the production, distribution and publishing process works.”

“Rachael Bermingham is currently one the highest selling self-published female authors in Australia.

“Collectively, she has sold over seven million copies of her books around the globe and publishes dozens more for budding authors.

“One of her co-written books, 4 Ingredients, is still the highest selling self-published title of the past decade within Australia.”

Ms Bermingham said the upcoming workshop would harness her industry experience to guide new authors on the next steps to get their book out there.

“Library members will gain valuable industry secrets on editing, formatting and design to help transform their manuscript into a marketable product while avoiding some of the common and not so common mistakes many new authors make,” she said.

“The Sunshine Coast is home to an abundance of talented writers and I am looking forward to meeting and mentoring workshop participants as part of the Library Lovers Day programming.”

With limited spaces available, registration is essential. Be sure to bring your own personal writing tools or device. Morning refreshments are part of the ticket price, with a coffee van on site for those bean lovers.

Cr Law said Library Lovers Day was all about celebrating libraries and the valuable role they play in our community.

“There are thousands of reasons to love Libraries as their 107,000 members can attest,” Cr Law said

Show your local library some love this Library Lovers Day. Find your next great read, audio book or learn a new skill through the extensive range of programs.

“Our libraries are much loved by the community, you might even say they’re great match-makers because they’ll always help you find a new favourite book or the information you’re looking for.” 

When: Saturday, February 11, 2023

Location: Venue 114, 114 Sportsman Parade, Bokarina

Time: Doors open 8.30am for registration for a 9am start. Finishes at 1pm.

Tickets: $60 per person, book now at https://library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Whats-On/Writers-Workshop

As part of Library Lovers Day, Sunshine Coast Libraries will showcase displays of the latest and greatest love stories for members to read, watch and listen to.

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To find out more visit library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Did you know Sunshine Coast Libraries offer more than just books?  

  • They host events and run programs

  • The community has access to a podcast studio

  • Online resources, including the eLibrary where members can borrow, download and stream books, films, magazines, music and more are all provided for free

  • Story Seats are located in 10 of the region’s most stunning local parks which incorporate children’s stories into the seats’ designs for families to enjoy

  • An Adult Literacy program has taught thousands of residents how to read and write.