Cover Stories

In a world where big brands frequently misunderstand the internet, it’s refreshing to see one of the worlds most polite cease and desist letters sent to US author Patrick Wensink regarding the similarities between his book cover (above) and the Jack Daniels whiskey label. In a situation where the could have come accross looking like … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

Ever wondered how readers find books? It’s certainly one of those topics that’s of interest to publishers everywhere, and to the folks behind the Goodread’s website. They’ve recently posted an Anatomy of Book Discovery: A Case Study using Charles Duhigg‘s nonfiction book, The Power of Habit that makes for interesting reading If you’ve ever found yourself wishing for … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

We open our Fry-Up with the news that the Spunc (the Small Press Underground Networking Community) has announced its Inaugural Independent Publishers Conference and a new prize for small publishers, The Most Underrated Book Award. The conference is set to take place at the Wheeler Centre, Melbourne, in November of this year. Writer’s Beware has a great post … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

According to the New York Times the rise of the ebook market has come with one indelible truth for writers: One Book a Year is Slacking Off. It seems writers in every genre are being asked to produce that little bit faster – whether it’s an extra story or novella, or a whole new series of books. … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

It’s Friday, and once again we celebrate with a fry-up of useful links. Pinterest is the  hot new social network of the moment, and in If You Like It Then You Shoulda Put a Pin On It Tasmanian writer Tansy Rayner Roberts starts looking for ways it can be used as a promotional vehicles for writers. If … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

March is one of my favourite parts of the year, often because news starts to filter through from literary festivals and writers conferences that take place around the country. Which is why we start this Friday Fry-Up with news that the National Young Writers Festival will take taking proposals now from people who want to be … Continue reading »

BWF: Get pitching!

A fantastic day of professional development for writers today at Brisbane Writers Festival. As promised to delegates, Emma Rusher has provided a fantastic Q&A guide for authors to develop a strong and effective pitch for their manuscript.