Featured Organisations

Australian Society of Authors (ASA)

Australian Society of Authors (ASA)

As authors and illustrators we now have access to a huge range of online resources to help shape our craft, network and market our products. But where do we go when we need some serious advice in matters relating to professional practice?

Formed in 1963, the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) is a professional association providing advice, advocacy and support, and promoting and protecting the rights of Australia's authors and illustrators.

Whether a novice or published author, scriptwriter, journalist, comic artist, games writer, poet or any other written word author, there are member options for you.

An ASA membership allows access to a variety of resources including insurances, contracts, book distribution and promotion, illustrator style files, training, mentorship discounts, overseas rights and more.

As the peak organisation for Australia's authors and illustrators, ASA have achieved many successes over 50 years, including PLR (public lending rights), ELR (educational lending rights), and the Copyright Agency licensing scheme.

You can also find answers to questions such as how do I find an editor or a ghostwriter? How can I arrange someone to speak at my event? How do I create an author/illustrator website? Where and how do I apply for residencies or funding?

Advocating on your behalf for everything from PLR payments on eBooks, fair rates of pay and access to funding as well as lobbying relevant bodies on issues that matter to your professional practice, an ASA membership will support you in your professional journey.

Find out more here:

Website: www.asauthors.org

Twitter: twitter.com/asauthors

Instagram: www.instagram.com/asauthors

Facebook: www.facebook.com/asauthors

Introduction by Fiona C Lloyd

Read CKT's October 2019 interview with the Australian Society of Authors (ASA)

KOALA

KOALA aka the Kids Own Australian Literature Awards inc. is a wonderful initiative that allows young readers to get involved in selecting and recognising engaging Australian children's books.

Run as a not for profit organisation by a team of volunteers, young readers from all over New South Wales judge their very own literary awards leading to the exciting opportunity to attend an annual awards day, where they can meet their favourite authors and illustrators.

Kids' Book Review

Kids' Book Review

Are you a teacher looking for review resources, a parent looking to find out more about that certain book, or a writer researching what's on the market and how it is written? Well look no further than this expansive web resource - Kid's Book Review.

Kids' Book Review is a children’s literature and book review site that supports and features authors, illustrators and publishers Australia-wide and internationally.

Faber Writing Academy

Faber Writing Academy

“I wanted an intensive, in depth course that would cover all the major elements of writing for children. What I got was all that, plus the opportunity to work with an amazing mentor, in a physical space that calls out for books to be written, all wrapped up in an atmosphere of support.” This is a quote from a satisfied student (Caroline, Melbourne) about the Writing for Children course in Melbourne offered by this month’s featured organisation the Faber Writing Academy.

Story Box Library

Story Box Library

Story Box Library is a subscription based website and online 'reading room' which aims to engage and inspire children through storytelling.

The authors and illustrators, numbering more than two hundred, will be familiar to many of you, especially those who have seen our guest speakers at the CKT festivals!

Books in Homes

Books in Homes

Books in Homes is a charity close to the heart of many CKT members, who volunteer as role models for this wonderful cause.

Originally founded by author, Alan Duff, best known for his widely acclaimed novel Once Were Warriors, Books in Homes Australia now distributes millions of books to children in lower socio-economic areas.

Pinerolo

Pinerolo - the Children’s Book Cottage

Pinerolo, is a beautiful Italian word meaning ‘place of pines’, which just rolls deliciously off the tongue.

It's also the name of the Children’s Book Cottage, run by Margaret Hamilton AM and her daughter Melissa, in Blackheath, in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Pinerolo is a unique establishment in NSW, and has become a mecca for anyone interested in children’s picture books. Margaret and Melissa chose the name 'Pinerolo' as it reflected their close association with Italy, and especially their adopted Italian family in Pinerolo, Piedmonte.

One More Page

One More Page

Welcome to Creative Kids Tales - One More Page Podcast crew!

So, who are 'the crew'?

The One More Page Podcast is presented by Sydney based trio, Kate Simpson, Liz Ledden and Nat Amoore.