Behind the cover of Lenny’s Book of Everything

Karen Foxlee‘s outstanding new novel Lenny’s Book of Everything is a story of heartbreak and healing that young and old are guaranteed to fall in love with. Creating a gorgeous cover for it was to be quite a challenge, so here’s editor Radhiah to explain how it came about: 

The cover for Lenny’s Book of Everything had to be something special to capture the beauty, wonder and complexity, joy and grief of the book itself—a very tall order for any cover!… Read the rest

An apology to the people of New Zealand, from the Alien Onions

Dear New Zealand, It’s been brought to our attention that we left one very important detail off the first two books in Freedom Finders, Emily Conolan’s brilliant new ‘choose your own destiny’ series about brave and awesome refugee kids coming to Australia…

World map at the back of the book, showing readers the characters’ journey

*cough*

Luckily an astute up-and-coming Kiwi author and dedicated Freedom Finders fan (thanks Steve Mushin) put us on to this informative video from your by all accounts rather excellent Prime Minister:

 

Emily Conolan, as a Tasmanian, relates and extends her sympathies… and we can assure you that this grievous error is being corrected as the books reprint.… Read the rest

Have we forgotten Australia’s most successful writer ever?

Having sold over 70 million books around the world, why is there so little discussion of Australia’s biggest selling author in their home country? Our publisher Elizabeth discusses the incredible legacy of Morris West: 

In the 1970s my grandmother eagerly anticipated every new Morris West novel.… Read the rest

A day in the life of a publishing dinosaur…

It’s not often we get the pleasure of meeting a dinosaur, especially one who loves books, enjoys visiting bookstores, and spreading a love of reading (and poetry).

If you’re a T-rex dinosaur
who wants to do much more than roar,
chat to the people who make books –
although you’ll get some funny looks.Read the rest