Ahead of this weekend’s announcement of the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award shortlist, Colin Dray recounts his experience being shortlisted for the Vogel’s Award, and how he found his debut novel Sign getting published despite not winning.… Read the rest
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
It’s that time of year, where our bakers get competitive and compete for the highly coveted title of bake-off champion, and the rest of the staff stuff themselves silly on all manner of incredible bakes and cakes, and we raise some money for Cancer Council with Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.… Read the rest
Continuing our blog posts on book cover design & redesigning a series, we explain the thrills of introducing our newly found illustrator and cover ideas, and seeing them come to life in our first set of rough cover designs.… Read the rest
In the third of our series on book cover design & redesigning a series, we explain how to find an illustrator to run with the ideas from The Covers Meeting…
It should be no surprise to anyone that we at A&U love the work of Sebastian Ciaffaglione – not only has he illustrated all of Lian Tanner’s covers so far, he has also done the very beautiful new illustrations for Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom series.… Read the rest
One of the participants of the recent Getting Published course at Faber Writing Academy with our Publishing Director Sue Hines shares her experiences of the course and what she learned.
My class was as diverse as the front shelves of an independent bookseller; a pediatrician, an engineer, a nurse, a farmer, an IT professional; with some of the group finding their way to Australia from Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and the UK. … Read the rest
Recently Kylie Westaway published her first picture book, Whale in the Bath, illustrated by the wonderful Tom Jellett. Here she offers up some tips on getting published as a picture book author.… Read the rest
Want to know what it’s like to work in book marketing at a publishing company? Well we asked our intern Lisa, who recently joined us, to share her experiences so far, and how she ended up travelling from Germany to join us in Sydney!… Read the rest