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Sat 17 May 2008, 2:30pm–3:30pm

Where: Limelight, Level 3, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD, Auckland Central

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Publishers famously accept 0.5% of submitted manuscripts, whether or not they are “agented”.

Roger Steele is a member of the increasingly endangered species the independent publisher and director of Steele Roberts.

Novelist and manuscript assessor Barbara Else knows better than most what it takes to get a manuscript accepted for publication.

Expatriate writer Derek Hansen ("Remember Me") is the veteran of many adventures in the publishing industry.

David Ling set up the independent book publishing company David Ling Publishing Ltd in 1992, which also offers services for institutions, companies and individuals wishing to publish privately.

They join Publishing Director of Penguin Books NZ, Geoff Walker for a discussion fraught with trauma.

Restaurants to book near 0.5%