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Shawline Publishing
16 November 2021
24 May 2024
3.25 minutes
Tips, Publishing, Australia

Tips for Publishing Your First Book in Australia

Tips for Getting Published

So, you want to be a published author? Congratulations!

Publishing your first book may seem overwhelming, but you just need to understand the industry and find Australian publishers to bring your story to life. That's why Shawline Publishing is here to help you.

With a strong network, a solid plan and a great editor, you'll be able to send your book to the presses in no time. Read on to discover our top tips for getting published in Australia.

Start Promotions Early

Getting your story out there early will ensure it flies off the shelves when it's finally published. Therefore, you should start promoting your book and building a fan base before the hard copy hits the shelves. Strategic ways to promote your book before it's published include:

  • Contacting people and publications for reviews.
  • Creating a media kit with information about you and your book.
  • Setting up social media accounts for yourself, your book or characters in your book.

Leverage Your Network

If you're wondering how to get published in Australia, all you have to do is ask! The Australian publishers industry is vast, and you're bound to know someone who knows someone who can help you advance to the next step in the publishing process. To publish a book, you'll need connections to editors, bookstore distributors, library suppliers, reviewers, and, of course, a great publishing company.

Get Critical Feedback

Our final tip for getting published in Australia is to get feedback from as many different people as possible. Ensuring diversity in your focus groups will help you collect different perspectives on the storyline, writing style, word choice and other essential elements of your book. Before you send your book off to print, you'll also want to find a line editor you trust to advise you on your story's flow.

How to Get Published in Australia

Shawline Publishing is currently looking for new authors to join our community in Australia. If you've been searching for a way to get your story published, get in touch with us for expert help editing, publishing and promoting your book. Learn more about submitting your story below.


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