Hazel Edwards



“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Non-Fiction: Authorpreneurship: The Business of Creativity

 

Title: Authorpreneurship: The Business of Creativity

Author: Hazel Edwards

Cartoons:  Sheila Hollingworth

Publisher: The Australian Society of Authors: Keesing Press 

ISBN: 978-0-9752083-8-0

Authorpreneurship: The Business of Creativity

Relevant for illustrators, designers, writers or multi-media innovators. 

The business of creativity is changing, not just in the formats in which ideas are presented internationally, but in how authors perceive themselves.

'Author' is the brand which can be overwhelming if there's just you.

Today a creator needs to be an 'Authorpreneur': an originator and an entrepreneur.Apart from creating words or images for  specific audiences, this means learning the marketing, publicity, technological,legal and entrepreneurial skills to establish and maintain self employment in the business of ideas.

Even if a VERY small business. Just you.

Strategies are offered for beginners, mid-list and highly experienced creators needing to adapt to a fast-changing, digital, global industry. It's about sharing ideas so you can work effectively at what you most enjoy creating and providing ways to help sell your work for longer, in varied new formats and to larger audiences.Great ideas won't reach audiences unless the creators can stay in business and survive financially.

 

Myth & Reality of Success

Chapters in 'Authorpreneurship'' are based on answering the most common questions asked during  Hazel's popular workshops. 

These include:

  • Asking for Payment & Costing Your Time 
  • Pitching for Business
  • From Local to International
  • Using Author PR photos
  • Speaking Circuits
  • Structuring Public Speaking With Fewer Hassles
  • Proposals Rather than Gambles
  • Collaboration
  • So You Want to get Published? 
  • Mentoring
  • Fans, Reviews, Critics & Privacy
  • Talkback Radio from an Author Perspective
  • Adaptations, Translations & Judging
  • Surviving Rejection
  • Speed dating: Titles for Stories or Projects
  • Etiquette of Literary Events & Launches
  • Time & Travel & Energy Managemen
  • Finances, Agents & Legal Stuff
  • Confidence, Success & Reputation
  • Improving Workstyle, Space & Image
and case studies on Charitable Educational Projects & Innovations, Best sellers, Controversial titles and Therapy Writing.

Authorpreneurship also includes cartoons by  Sheila Hollingworth

Sheila Hollingworth 'Authorpreneur's Brain'

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Purchase an E-Book copy of 'Authorpreneurship'

  

'Authorpreneurship' is available for purchase
 as a downloadable E-Book from hazel@hazeledwards.com 

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Media Resources for 'Authorpreneurship'

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Authorpreneurship Workshops & Launch

 

(Far Nth Qld: Cairns 'Authorpreneurship' seminar.Two local, regional creators participants travelled over 200 kilometres to take part.  Photo by Paul Oliveri)

Launch: Sydney's 'Better Read Than Dead' bookstore, with ASA's Keesing Press editor Lucie Stevens.

Hazel regularly runs Authorpreneurship workshops and the Authorpreneurship Master Class. More details are available here. 

Check Events for upcoming workshops and other related topics including:

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Events & Appearances 2018

1st Fri each month   PROV 10-1pm  Mentoring & Finishing Book-Length Non Fiction.

( booking & info here)  

May 22nd Sackville Grange, Kew  2-3 pm 'Celebrant Sleuth' 

June 7th  5 pm Early Childhood Educators' conference, Sth Adelaide Football Club, Noarlunga Downes.

June 15th  Extra Prov class  10-1pm 

July 17th (Tues) 12-1.30  RACV Club  " Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' 

July 20th 6pm Sisters in Crime 'Small Towns, Big Secrets, Murderous Intent' Panel MC with 'Celebrant Sleuth' 

July 24th  (Tues) 11-12  VUT Footscray, Nicolson Campus Room T 101 'Not Just a Piece of Cake'  

August 4th 10-1pm Port Phillip Heritage Centre  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' workshop

August 9th   Thurs 10-1pm Mornington Library 'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

August 18th (Sat) 10-1pm   Prahran Mech Institute Library  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' 

August 27th (Mon)   Berwick Lodge Primary (Author visit & Inservice)

August 31st  Society of Women Writers 'Alice' Awards'  Library at the Dock.

September 1st   10-1pm Yarra Glen Workshop Authorpreneurship

September 3rd  10.50 _12.50  Oakleigh Primary Arts Festival 

October 11th  1-2.30 Parkdale Library 'Writing A Non Boring Family History or Memoir' workshop

October 12th  11-12.30  Wheelers Centre  'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir'

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