These rates take into account the time and effort members devote to researching and writing and/or illustrating books and making public appearances in connection with promoting them. While members occasionally might allow their work to be used for less, we encourage them to regard ASA rates as an industry standard and, if possible, to negotiate fees higher than the minimum. > more
The Professional Development Program focuses on the business aspects of being an author or illustrator with a view to equipping creators with the skills and required knowledge to represent themselves in a professional and competent manner. > more
The ASA provides a part-subsidised contract assessment service for ASA members on the following types of contracts: book contracts; electronic agreements; commissioned work agreements; ghostwriting agreements; literary agent agreements; distribution agreements. > more
The ASA administers and runs the yearly Barbara Jefferis Award, the Children's Picture Book Illustrators' Initiative and the Ray Koppe Young Writers' Residency. > more
What is The Style File?The Style File is a website showcasing of some of Australia's most talented book illustrators and graphic novelists. The Style File showcases the work of different book illustrators through portfolio pages. > more
/files/uploads/authors_in_schools_register.docxIf you would like to book an author to visit your school, please browse the list of available authors below and submit a  > more
The Writers Benevolent Fund was established on the initiative of the late Nancy Keesing, Australian poet and author. Nancy was a staunch ASA member and a trust to assist writers in financial need was established in 1981 with her generous founding donation of $5000. > more
The ASA offers advertising opportunities in our fortnightly enewsletter as well as our bi-annual magazine Australian Author. Advertising with the ASA reaches a national audience of over 3000 professional writers, illustrators, readers, editors, publishers and academics. > more

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