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ASA, ALIA and APA launch list to connect authors with schools, libraries

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA), Australian Publishers Association and Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) have collaborated to develop a new online listing of authors and illustrators available for paid virtual appearances.

The listing, which launched on 16 April, aims to connect authors and illustrators with libraries and schools.

‘Writers and illustrators are adapting their services for online delivery, and are keen to find new ways to connect with audiences,’ said the ASA. ‘Australian libraries are in a similar situation, adapting their programming to focus on online delivery … Many have already established online Storytime programs, and are now investigating options for delivering their event programs online, such as book clubs and author talks.’

This listing is a free service, however ALIA takes no responsibility for managing bookings, appearance fees or payments.

 

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