Resources and Recommendations

Alex Adsett Literary recommends the below providers as genuine and experienced members of the publishing community.  AAL is not affiliated with any of the services recommended below and we do not guarantee the quality of services offered.

Resources and Recommendations

For general publishing and writing advice, please contact your local Writers Centre or the Australian Society of Authors.

For copyright fundamentals, refer to the Australian Copyright Council’s excellent information sheets.

Legal Advice

Alex Adsett Literary does not provide legal advice, but is happy to recommend the following law firms who do.

Michael Tucak Legal – Perth and nationally.  Arts, entertainment and creative industries.

Simpsons Lawyers– Sydney.  Entertainment and intellectual property.

Woods Prince Lawyers– Brisbane.  Commercial solicitors, conveyancing, wills & estates.

Highly Recommended: Authors should also considering contacting the Arts Law Centre of Australia or the legal advisory service at the Australian Society of Authors for further help and advice.

Freelance Editors

Shel Sweeney at A Worded Life – editorial, manuscript assessment and ghost writing.

Abigail Nathan at Bothersome Words offers a full range of writing and editing services, with a focus on SFF.

Stephanie Smith,,with many years championing SFF in Aus, Stephanie bring outstanding editorial skills to bear on your manuscript.

Deonie Fiford

Kylie Mason at Kylie Mason Editorial Services provides copy or structural editing, or a structural report.

Sarah Fletcher at Sarah JH Fletcher offers structural editing, proofreading and project management services.

Sib Duff at Siboney Duff Editing offers manuscript assessments and comprehensive edits.

For a highly trusted group of professional editors, I also recommend Freelance Editor Network.


Shannon Horsfall S+MDesign – brilliant graphic design for small, large, one off or ongoing work.

Punch Bowl Design Book and graphic design.

Kathleen Jennings Illustrator and author.

Brent Wilson – Illustrator.

Andy Geppert – Art Director

Marketing and Publicity for Authors

Critical Mass – Publishing strategy, production and marketing

Town Crier Consultancy– Digital marketing and social media

Cinnamon Watson at Cinnamon Watson Publicity.

Literary Agents

Although Alex Adsett Literary is not a member of the Australian Literary Agents Association, we strongly endorse the code of conduct, ALAA members, and agents recommended by the Australian Society of Authors. In addition, we recommend literary agents:

Jane Novak at Jane Novak Literary Agency

Benython Oldfield at Zeitgeist Agency

Annabel Barker at Annabel Barker Agency

Martin Shaw at Shaw Literary (formerly at Alex Adsett Publishing Services)

Subsidiary Rights

For freelance subsidiary rights, contact Natasha Solomon at The Rights Hive.

Assisted Self-publishing Services

Publicious – Book Publishing Services

Self Publishing Lab – Book Publishing Services

Ingram Spark and Lightning Source. Print-on-demand and online distribution.



We strongly recommend the advice and warnings provided by Writers Beware. The service they provide bringing attention to dodgy operators is invaluable. As we become aware of companies with poor reputations, we will update the list below:

Austin MacAuley are a pay-to-publish company, and are not a traditional publisher.

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