TAKING FIVE WITH JODI PICOULT

  As one of the best-selling authors in the world, Jodi Picoult needs no introduction. Known for her powerful, evocative fiction examining the way people deal with difficult ethical conundrums, Jodi’s most recent work, Small Great Things, is her most hard-hitting yet. While Jodi was on tour recently to promote her latest release, AWM intern TJ … Continue reading »

TAKING FIVE WITH WOMBAT BOOKS

Wombat Books is a uniquely Australian independent publishing house that focuses on publishing quality children’s picture books. AWM intern TJ Wilkshire recently took five with publisher Rochelle Manners to discuss the running of a publishing business and the process of bringing a children’s book into print. You founded Wombat Books some time ago. How did … 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

First up, a couple of posts you may want pass on to those closest to you. Justine Larbalestier offers advice to friends and family: You Don’t Have to Read My Books. Dave Farland offers more advice for the friends and family who surround the writer: Keeping Writers as Pets. Author Leah Peterson blogged about receiving … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

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 »

Friday Fry-Up

We’ve got a handful of links for you on this Good Friday Fry-up, although we’re keeping things short this week so you can get back to your long weekend. To start off there’s a handy article over on The Book Deal about Book Marketing and Publicity: Advice from Three Experts. While some of the questions asked … Continue reading »