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ASA Educational Writer Survey - please take a few minutes to answer the questions below:

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1.   What professional organisations or associations are you a member of?
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2.   Where are you located?
Capital city  
Regional city  
Rural area  
Overseas  


3.   How old are you?
Under 30 years  
30 - 44 years  
45 - 65 years  
Over 65 years  


4.   Describe yourself as an educational writer:
Emerging  
Developing  
Established  


5.   In what field is your educational writing - educational journalism, textbook, instructional manual, self-development guidebook, etc?
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6.   Do you collaborate with other educational authors to co-write or contribute to anthologies or collections?
Yes  
No  


7.   Please indicate only your income from educational writing:
$0 - $10,000  
$10,001 - $20,000  
$20,001 - $30,000  
$30,000 or more  


8.   Over the past five years, has your educational writing income:
Increased  
Decreased  


9.   What proportion of your total income does this represent?
Some  
Half  
Most  
All  


10.   Do you receive other related income, for example from teaching? If yes, please indicate income:
$0 - $10,000  
$10,001 - $20,000  
$20,001 - $30,000  
$30,000 or more  


11.   Have you received payments from Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) for copying of your work?
Yes  
No  


12.   If you have received CAL payments, were they:
From a publisher  
Direct from CAL  


13.   How much do you receive from Public Lending Rights (PLR) per year?
Never heard of it  
$0  
$50 - $500  
$501 - $3000  
$3000 or more  


14.   How much do you receive from Educational Lending Rights (ELR) per year?
Never heard of it  
$0  
$50 - $500  
$501 - $3000  
$3000 or more  


15.   How many hours a week do you work on educational writing?
5 or less  
5 - 10  
11 - 25  
26 - 35  
More than 35  


16.   Do you feel that electronic publishing is having a negative impact on your relationship with your publisher?
Yes  
No  
Comments  


17.   Are you involved in writing for electronic resources? If yes, please indicate:
CD-ROM  
Accompanying website  
Other  


18.   Are recent agreements/contracts you have signed with publishers:
Fixed fee (ASA rates)  
Fixed fee (below ASA rates)  
Royalty based  


19.   If royalty based, do you receive Publishers’ Receipts or Recommended Retail Price?
Publishers' Receipts  
Recommended Retail Price  


20.   Does this represent a change in practice over the past 5 years?
Yes  
No  
Comments  


21.   What form have recent agreements/contracts taken?
Verbal  
Email commision  
Formal contract  
Other (please specify)  


22.   Do you have contractual arrangements with visual artists/illustrators/graphic designers? If yes, do they receive a percentage of the royalties or a fee from the publisher?
Royalties  
Fee  


23.   Do you have an awareness of the life of the sales of your work from your publisher’s statements?
Yes  
No  
Comments  


24.   Do you have an agreement regarding overseas sales? If so, where?
No  
Yes  
If yes, list where:  


25.   Do these agreements apply to:
Single titles  
Sets  


26.   Is there a provision in your contract/agreement for reversion of rights and selling onto a new publisher?
Yes  
No  


27.   Does your contract/agreement include a clause for deep discounts for book clubs, library suppliers and/or rebinding in new formats?
Yes  
No  


28.   Are you satisfied with your contract?
Very  
Mostly  
Hardly  
Not at all  
Comments  


29.   Are you in contact with other educational writers?
Regularly  
Sometimes  
Never  


30.   Would you be interested in being part of an online discussion forum with other educational writers?
Yes  
No   


31.   Would you be interested in attending or participating in panel discussions on educational publishing in Australia?
Yes  
No  


32.   What areas of publishing do you feel you would like to know more about?
Lending rights  
Associations  
Other writers' activities  
Contracts  
Copyright  
Defamation  
Getting published  
Literary estates and bequests  
Tax  
Other (please specify)  


33.   In the space below, please feel free to discuss any other issues or concerns that you have about the educational publishing sector.
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34.   If you would like to know more about any of the following ASA services, please include your email address.
The Benevolent Fund  
The Trust Fund  
The ASA's Advocacy work  
Your email address:  


35.   If you’re interested in reviewing the results, please also submit your contact details, including email address and we’ll be happy to send you out a report.
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