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Workshop: Publishing local history books for beginners

April 5 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

$20.00 – $30.00

This workshop will cover all the basics of how to publish local history successfully.

Some of the topics covered will include:                   

  • Short print run publishing/offset printing
  • Costs of book publishing
  • Thinking about a print run
  • How to price a book
  • Have faith in your product
  • Be prepared to get out & sell it
  • Invoicing for Trade Discounts

Planning your book:

  • Size, pages
  • Photos? colour?
  • Digital printing

Selling on line

Preparing for the printer

The workshop will be delivered by Lenore Frost who not only has local history publishing runs on the board but she also runs the History Victoria Bookshop at the RHSV and she has years of understanding of why books sell and don’t sell. Lenore also works on the Holsworth Heritage Grants for publishing local history.

Lenore will be joined by Kay Ball from Murchison & District Historical Society which puts us all to shame with their very active publishing program which includes children’s books, grant seeking, and the inevitable awards.

There will be lots of opportunities for addressing your particular issues or concerns.

Afternoon tea provided. Please note that this event is held in the Officers’ Mess Upstairs – there is no lift, all attendees will have to climb one flight of stairs so, unfortunately, it is not suitable for wheelchairs.


7 available
Member Workshop$20.00Members includes both RHSV members and members of our affiliated societies.

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7 available
Non-member Workshop$30.00

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April 5
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$20.00 – $30.00
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Royal Historical Society of Victoria
03 9326 9288


RHSV Officers’ Mess Upstairs
239 A’Beckett St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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