Everybody has a book in them. If you believe that this especially applies to you, then let us help you to get it out. Getting your work published may be easier than you believe. It’s never been a better time to be an author. All you may need is the insider knowledge of how to get a publisher’s attention.

Reid Tracy, President of Hay House Inc., who transformed Hay House into one of the largest independent publishing companies in the world, will share priceless information on how to launch your career as an author.

Reid will be joined by Leon Nacson, Managing Director of Hay House Australia. A special feature of this workshop will be insights from a number of Hay House authors on their publishing journey.

This is the perfect opportunity to bring your idea into reality. Advances in technology and changes in the publishing industry have created new opportunities. By taking part in this weekend workshop, you’ll learn what it takes to get a book published. You will also be privy to invaluable insight from within the industry.

What You'll Learn:
  • Organising your thoughts and refining your work
  • Understanding your unique creative process
  • Setting a writing schedule and developing discipline
  • Developing a compelling book proposal
  • Getting a publisher’s attention
  • Maintaining determination and focus
  • Understanding the roles of author and publisher
  • Turning rejection into a positive outcome
  • Understanding the basics of book publishing
  • Generating publicity and media interest
  • Gaining information about new publishing avenues
  • Using online marketing to successfully launch a book


Don’t miss this opportunity! Every workshop participant will have the opportunity to submit a proposal and a synopsis of their book. Participants will have until December 10, 2018 to submit their proposals. The winner will be announced on February 14, 2019. Full submission details will be provided during the Writer’s Workshop.

This could be your chance to become a Hay House author and secure an AU$5,000 advance!

The first runner-up will win a self-publishing package with Balboa Press, approximate value AU$2,000.

If you’re ready to take the first step to becoming a published author, this weekend is what you've been waiting for!

  • Seating is General Admission. There is no reserved seating for attendees.
  • No recording or photography is permitted during the workshop.
  • This workshop is strictly not available to any children under the age of 15.
  • Refreshments can be purchased in and around the venue.
  • There will be a number of book signing opportunities throughout the course.
  • As a condition of sale, tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
  • Event Terms of Use can be reviewed at: www.hayhouse.com.au/event-terms-of-use
  • Saturday 21 July 2018 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sunday 22 July 2018 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Early bird (expires 22nd of June) $345
  • General Admission $395
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BY TRAM: Tram routes 96, 109 and 12 (Stop 124A Casino/MCEC) will all take you to our Clarendon Street entrance. Otherwise, tram routes 48 and 70 (Stop D5) take you to Flinders Street. From there, it’s just a short walk up Clarendon Street until you reach us. For tram timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY TRAIN: Our closest station is Southern Cross. Once you exit the station, you can catch the 96, 109 or 12 tram routes and arrive at MCEC in just a few stops. For train timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY CAR: If you’re being dropped off at the Exhibition Centre, our Clarendon Street entrance is the closest entrance. If you’re getting a lift to the Convention Centre, the entrance near DFO is the closest drop off point. If you’re driving in, our Exhibition Centre car park can be accessed via Normanby Road. You can view more parking options below.

BY BUS: From Monday to Friday, bus route 237 goes via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street, which is roughly a five-minute walk to MCEC. For bus timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY TAXI OR UBER: If you’re heading to the Exhibition Centre, ask your taxi or Uber driver to drop you off at MCEC’s Clarendon Street entrance. If you’re going to the Convention Centre, ask your driver to drop you off at Convention Centre Place, next to Pan Pacific Melbourne and DFO South Warf. We have two nearby taxi ranks – Crown, Clarendon Street and DFO, Convention Centre Place.

When you arrive from Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine Airport), you have three options. You can catch a taxi from outside your terminal or request an Uber by following the signs outside your terminal to the pick up zones. You can also get the Skybus, which has a service called the Southbank Docklands Express that stops at the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC. Receive 5% discount on purchasing tickets online by entering the promotional code ‘MCEC’.