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PUBLISHING RETREAT IN FIJI

‘The book inside you’ 5 night Writing & Publishing Retreat in Fiji with Julie Postance and Suzanne Male
Make 2017 your year to write and publish the
BOOK INSIDE YOU
  • Do you have a book inside you?
  • Are you ready to make 2017 your year to become a PUBLISHED AUTHOR?
  • Do you want to become an authority in a field which you are most passionate about?
  • Are you interested in writing a cook book, children’s book, memoir, business book, or novel?
  • Would you love to take a week out of your busy life to become really creative in the beautiful island of Fiji?
If YES, read on…

This boutique, exclusive retreat is for up to 15 people to ensure that you receive tailored, personalised attention.  

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A blissful, life-changing, highly creative, re-energising 5 day RETREAT focused exclusively on you and YOUR BOOK

Imagine taking a week out of your busy schedule just for YOURSELF.  Five days and nights to get away from the strains and stresses of reality and absorb yourself in YOUR DREAMS AND GOALS.  Time to bring out your creativity, and get your ideas down.  Time co create a tangible structure for your beautiful book.  To have time and space to WRITE your book. To CONNECT with other like-minded people.  To swim, snorkel, dance, do yoga, lie on the beach, enjoy delectable meals, have fun and relax in one of the most stunning destinations in the world.

Well you can!

We have created a life-enhancing, unique, special, personalised retreat for individuals who want time and space from their busy lives to focus purely on learning how to write, publish and promote your own book.

My name is Julie Postance, I am an author, ghostwriter of five books, self-publishing consultant and teacher and the owner of iinspire media.  Over the past ten years I have assisted hundreds of people write, publish and promote their books.  Even if you don’t even have an idea for a book, have never written before, or are terrible at spelling and grammar, my passion is to find the book inside you, get your ideas down on paper and turn them into a published book that will bring you opportunities beyond your wildest dreams.

My dear friend and retreat co-host, Suzanne Male is the author of Get Your Book Off The Ground and A Year of Writing Inspiration. With years of experience as a journalist for WHO magazine, marketing and sales for libraries and a bookstore, Suze has a unique perspective on the best ways to write, publish, market and sell your book.  She is also a yoga instructor and will be facilitating yoga during the retreat!

Our mission is to inspire and empower you to write, publish and promote the book inside you.  The retreat will create the space away from your busy lives to bring out the inspiration inside of you so you can immerse yourself in all the steps, tips and strategies to write publish and promote your book.  Our main intention is that you will leave the retreat bursting with clarity and passion, holding a clear vision, structure, and action plan for your book!

Fiji is without doubt the most beautiful, peaceful, magical place on the planet.  To this day it remains untouched by tourism and commercialism.  The people are beautiful and welcoming and there will be nothing to do here but relax and focus on you and your book!

The retreat will be held at Tambua Sands, a magnificent boutique resort, owned by Warwick Hotels and located on Fiji’s breath taking Coral Coast, approximately 60 minutes’ drive from Nadi International Airport.  Nestled in 17 acres of coconut palms and lush tropical gardens, the resort is edged by a white sand beach, crystal-clear lagoon and coral reef.  Enjoy the peace and tranquillity in one of the 25 beachfront bures (villas) on the white stand beach and tropical gardens.

The retreat will enjoy a combination of workshops for 3 hours each day to make a total of 15 hours of workshop time.  The rest of the time you will be free to write from the lounge, go for beach walks, do yoga, come on the tours with us to the waterfalls, enjoy swimming in the pool or ocean, go snorkelling or canoeing or simply reading in your rooms.

What others are saying about the self-publishing workshops

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‘Your course is brilliant! I absolutely loved it! I created and published my ebook in 4 weeks! You allow people to realise their dream, you provide easy to use templates and then you hold their hands and show the way. You share everything and this is rare. Thank you so much!’

Donna Ellerton, Director of Cycle Excel, Melbourne

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‘So much gratitude and appreciation to you lovely, talented & amazing lady. By far one of the most productive days of my entire life. Pure Gold!’

Ali Goss, author of Not Quite to Plan

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‘Thank you so much for the workshop.  You are truly gifted.  I really appreciate your positive words of support and enthusiasm for all of us.  We should definitely keep in touch and I look forward to following your publishing career flourish and hopefully will fill you in on my ideas as they come to fruition.  Many thanks once again.’

Anita Phelan

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‘I thoroughly enjoyed your session on Saturday – what an amazingly generous day of info. There was not one dull moment.  It was exactly what I needed to focus my head on a few ideas (and ignore some others!).  It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and I look forward to having the opportunity to use your services again in the not too distant future. A few one:one mentoring sessions sounds like just the things I could use – when I have some words down, that is 🙂 Many thanks for all the wisdom and resources.’

Kim Cowen, Melbourne

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‘The positive feedback is incredible.  You do an AMAZING job.’

Catherine Deveny, Melbourne

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‘Your course is really a gold mine for self-publishing. I feel really confident now that it is a real option for me. I will be in touch when I have made some progress, for some much needed mentoring!’

Jules Livingstone, Melbourne

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‘It’s been a terrific learning experience. I hadn’t a clue how I might self-publish and have now walked away confident I will market some top sellers! My published book, The Majestic, is a testament to your skill as a trainer.’

David Willis, St Kilda, Melbourne

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‘Julie is an inspirational and great educator.  I’ve learnt so much during this course and am ready for the next step – getting my book finished!’

Carol Pagnon, Melbourne

What the Retreat includes…
  • Welcome get together – Fijian welcome song, introductions and program breakdown.
  • Five nights’ accommodation in either a Garden or Ocean Bure.
  • Transfer from Nadi International Airport to Tambua Sands Resort and back.
  • Breakfast every day in the Tambua Sands Resort Restaurant.
  • Lunch and dinner daily at Tambua Sands Resort Restaurant and two lunches outside the restaurant.
  • 2 bottles of 1L Fiji Water daily.
  • 2 Authentic Fijian Tours:
    * Walk up to the Waterfall. Includes return transfers, tour and light lunch.
    * Sigatoka River Safari Tour, Sigatoka. Includes return transfers, tour, local Fijian lunch and bottled water and refreshments.
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions to enhance your creativity
  • Beach walks.
  • Morning and afternoon workshops
  • Two rejuvenating spa treatments:
  • Farewell event on the last evening and celebration of what we’ve experienced and how far we’ve come.  One cocktail and one hour of canapes will be included.
  • Snorkelling.
  • Kayaking.
  • Full support and guidance from me and Suze.

PLEASE NOTE : Anything that is not mentioned here such as flights, coffee, alcohol, and snacks are not included in the package price. Also, seeing everyone will arrive at the Resort at different times, the Retreat won’t officially start until we all come together as a group at the Welcome Event which will be approx. 5-6pm Fiji time. You are more than welcome to arrive as early as you wish to settle in, unwind, relax and enjoy the Resort’s facilities.

The retreat program breakdown

During the retreat we will cover the following topics:

  • Brainstorming ideas for your book
  • Non-fiction writing
  • Choosing your book idea
  • Journaling for creativity
  • Planning your book (structuring your novel or non-fiction book).
  • Creative writing sessions
  • Writing your novel or non-fiction book
  • Writing your book or finding someone to write it for you!
  • Ways to get your book written really fast using the latest technology
  • The many benefits of self-publishing over mainstream publishing
  • Finding the right editor/s for your book
  • Finding the right typesetter for your book
  • Sourcing the best quality royalty free pictures
  • Getting a beautiful cover designed for you (at a price to suit any budget)
  • Finding a top quality, low-cost local printer to print small batches of books
  • Uploading your book on Amazon, the biggest seller of books in the world!
  • Ensuring you have an author platform (website, author FB page, Twitter, LinkedIn etc)
  • Some great marketing strategies to sell more books
  • Course includes videos of successful self-published authors, highly interactive activities, and tips and tools that you can implement immediately in order to create your book.
  • The epublishing revolution, collapse of retail booksellers and decline of the printed book, the massive increase in sales of ereaders.
  • Success stories of ebook authors
  • Preparing your book for the Kindle – designing your ecover, etc.
  • Publishing your book on the Kindle.
  • Marketing your book on the Kindle.
  • The Amazon Kindle lending library program.
  • Designing your ebook covers
  • Preparing your book for the iPad, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader and Kobo Reader.
  • The world of Smashwords – a platform where you can publish your book on 9 different ereading devices.
  • Creating enhanced ebooks for the iPad using the best publishing platforms out there in the world today.
  • Ebook marketing strategies

Although you will be immersed for a few hours each day in the world of books and self-publishing, this will be interwoven with experiencing Fiji, having fun, connecting with new people and of course plenty of time to relax!

This Retreat will have the perfect mix of creativity, laughs, friendships, alone time, cultural learning, spending time on the beach and at the waterfalls, socialising at dinner and more!

If you are ready to say ‘Yes’ to a life-changing journey with Julie Postance and Suzanne Male and other creative, motivated people, then secure your place now and confirm your reservation by choosing your option (interest is high and spaces are limited):

Prices (fully inclusive package)
Single Room

Single: Pay in Full:  $2,300 AUD

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Single: Pay in Monthly Instalments:  $2,500 AUD. 

Deposit of $500 to secure your booking and then 4 x monthly payments of $500.

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Twin/Double Room

Twin/Double: Pay in Full:   $4,900 ($2,450 each)

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Twin/Double: Pay in Monthly Instalments:   $5,300 ($2,650 each). 

$450 deposit per person to secure your booking and then 6 x monthly payments each of $450.

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There will be more 5-night Retreats in Fiji.  If you are interested in attending a future retreat, then please click below so we can email you about up and coming events.  

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Share this opportunity with friends…

If you have family and friends who you feel would love to do this, please share the gift of health and happiness with them.

We look forward to meeting you in October!

Julie and Suze

Terms and Conditions (please ensure you read this before you make your booking):

Once you make the decision to book and pay for the Book Inside You Writing and Publishing Retreat – you are committing to attend. By registering you have agreed to the following terms and conditions:

1. This is a morally and legally binding agreement. Payments are non-refundable even if the Retreat has not yet commenced.

2. There is a no refund policy as the payment is used to make the initial booking and to secure the package price.

3. A 10% late fee will be charged for payment not received, or unable to be processed, by each instalment due date.

4. If paying by payment plan, I understand that if, for any reason whatsoever, I do not make a full and complete payment, then I may no longer be eligible for this payment plan and I may be fully responsible for the total sum immediately.

5. If paying by payment plan and my payments consistently decline and my account is in default, I will also be responsible for any additional fees charged by the registered Collection Agency or legal team to handle receiving the full outstanding amount due.

6. I understand I am being charged in Australian Dollars and the actual charge on my credit card will depend on the exchange rate from Australian Dollars into my own currency at the time of the banks processing. I understand the Book Inside You Writing and Publishing Retreat charges in Australian dollars and has no control over the international exchange rates.

7. Before making my booking, I have read this agreement and accept all terms and conditions.