1. The Australian Writer's Marketplace
It (almost) goes without saying. This book lists agents, publishers, magazines that accept freelance submissions, courses, writing competitions and other goodies. So generally, it rocks.
2. How I Got Published
Eighty famous authors explain how they got their first break. It's inspirational and practical. Brilliant!
3. Bulletproof Book Proposals
Part I explains the different sections of a book proposal. Part II provides sample book proposals, along with commentary from agents, editors and authors analysing why each proposal worked. So helpful it hurts.
4. Write to Publish
Marginally out-of-date, but otherwise the ideal guide for aspiring freelance writers in Australia.
5. Getting Published