The legal difficulties surrounding Google Books has been around for a while now. It was greeted with open hostility back in 2005, and was still drawing attention as recently as 2008 when the Google vs. Author’s Guild settlement resulted in the creation of the books rights registry. What was thought to be a settlement turned … Continue reading »
It’s been a week since the Harrowgate Crime Writing Festival in the UK, but there are parts of the internet that are still buzzing about the events at their Wanted for Murder: The eBook panel. This shouldn’t be surprising, really, given that the title of the panel session alone seems designed to court controversy and … Continue reading »
The big publishing news this week included the launch of HarperCollins 360, a global publishing program that ensures all books published by any division of HarperCollins around the world are available in print or digital format in all English-language markets. When the program is fully implemented, the HarperCollins global catalog — 50,000 print books and … Continue reading »
Apologies for posting this a little later than usual on a Friday – it’s been a busy week here at the AWM offices with the announcement of GenreCon and the work going on behind the scenes for the next Australian Writer’s Marketplace print edition. But we’re sneaking this in under the wire, and there’s plenty … Continue reading »
Last week the Australian Council launched an online survey regarding the relevance and support they provide to the arts, culture, and creative industries. They’re looking for responses from artists and art-workers across all art forms, including writing and publishing, to contribute feedback on what aspects of the agency can be improved. The questionaire should take about ten … Continue reading »
It’s Friday and the weekend looms, so here’s a handful of tasty links to get you in the writing mood: February 29th is the closing date for The Australian Society of Authors Children’s Picture Book Illustrators’ Initiative, which offers grant opportunities that assist emerging, developing, and established Children’s Book Illustrators in the creation of new picture … Continue reading »
At tonight’s Writing Race, we will welcome crime fiction writer Katherine Howell, the author of Violent Exposure and Cold Justice. To find out more about Katherine, visit www.katherinehowell.com. To have some fun and gain feedback from Katherine on your own writing, feel free to join us at www.awmonline.com.au at 8pm. All welcome!
Next Tuesday 10 May, our Writing Race’s special guest will be Dominic Knight, author of Comrades and Disco Boy. You can find out more about Dominic at www.domknight.com. To join Dominic for an evening of writing fun, come along to www.awmonline.com.au shortly before 8pm next Tuesday. All welcome!
LA Larkin, author of The Genesis Flaw, will be our special guest at tonight’s Writing Race. For more information on LA, visit www.lalarkin.com. To join LA for an evening of fun and writing tips, visit www.awmonline.com.au, click on ‘Go to Forums’, then click on the link with today’s date. See you shortly before 8pm – … Continue reading »