While technology disrupts the publishing industry, one thing remains certain: readers still love stories, which is why many writers are becoming their own publishers. Join John Birmingham (On Father and Leviathan), who successfully straddles traditional and indie publishing, as he shows you how to take your own book to market. Mapping the mysterious terrain of indie publishing and the technology involved, learn how to get your manuscript out of the slush pile and onto the online bestseller lists.

This year, Sydney Writers' Festival is sponsoring one place per workshop (20 spots across the week) for writers who otherwise may not have the access to participate. To be considered for a position, please complete an application form by 12 April. Selected participants will be notified by email from the week starting 15 April. 

John Birmingham (Australian)

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John Birmingham wrote features for magazines in the decade before publishing He Died With A Falafel In His Hand. He won the National Award For Non-Fiction with Leviathan: an unauthorised biography of Sydney. His most recent work is On Father.