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Dean Publishing’s Authors’ Retreat

Have you ever wanted to write a book, but the time commitment or thought overwhelms you? Has anyone ever told you that you should write a book, but you have no idea where to start? Or you’ve made a start, but are struggling to finish it? Maybe you have seen peers using their book to grow their business, and the opportunity appeals to you too. 

Are you ready to share your story with the world? 

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, this authors’ retreat is for you.  

We’ve combined the ultimate writing space with knowledge and support from our expert publishing team to create a retreat that will kickstart your journey to becoming a published author. 

The problem with other writers’ retreats is that often you get the space to write, but not the guidance, industry knowledge and game plan to go with it. On the other hand, a retreat may be packed with knowledge but doesn’t give you the space to start your actual writing. 

That is why this retreat is the ultimate mix of space, time, and professional support and knowledge. We limit each retreat to a small group, so that everyone gets the time they need with our team. 

What will I learn at the authors’ retreat?

We have created the perfect balance of education and space to write so you can make a real start on your book, with the knowledge to finish it. We’ve specifically selected certain topics that will give you the expertise you need. These topics include: 

The power of writing a book

What your book can do for you and your business

How to map out your book and gain clarity around your ‘why’

How to structure your book so you can write with purpose

A rundown of the whole publishing journey, from start to finish

Choosing the right graphics for your book

Defining plagiarism and defamation

The distribution process

The ins and outs of formatting and choosing your book cover

How to launch your book into the world

Marketing your book to achieve success

Using social media to promote your book

The secrets of the PR industry and how to get good PR for your book

On top of that, you’ll have specific writing time to get your ideas and words down on paper, so you walk away with the beginning of your book – and the knowledge to take the next steps! 

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What’s covered in the authors’ retreat package: 

Two nights of accommodation at the beautiful Macedon Hotel and Spa (Wed/Thurs); however, additional nights can be requested.

All meals, drinks and entertainment (including a few surprises!)

Optional morning activities

Access to our entire team for guidance during the retreat, including editors, marketers and graphic designers.

Transport between the Manor and your hotel accommodation if required

Two full days of presentations and content, as well as recordings post-retreat

Photography session with our photographer to get the perfect headshot or location shot

Networking opportunities to develop lifelong friendships with other authors

The opportunity to have our team of professionals review your writing and give feedback

The retreat commences on Wednesday afternoon for a professional headshot photoshoot followed by welcome drinks & Dinner at Dean Manor. Thursday all day and dinner out in the evening. Friday all day until 5 pm.

Am I the right person for this retreat?

You want to write a book to grow your brand and business but don't have the time to write it, or you’re not an author

You haven’t started your first draft, or you’ve finished it and are ready to start the publishing process

You’re a bit stuck with your current book

You want to add a book to your array of business products, and attract new leads

You want to avoid expensive mistakes that can come with self-publishing

You’d like to sharpen your writing skills to produce sellable books

You want to know the next steps in your publishing journey

You want a calm, connected space to create

You love to work hard but have fun along the way

You want to connect with other authors

Investment $3,500 inclusive of GST.

All meals, accommodation, activities and workbooks are included in the pricing.

Upcoming Retreat Dates:

Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th, Friday 31st March

Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd September

Register your interest and book in a chat below