Stop press – author chooses publisher

Stop press – author chooses publisher

We had a great meeting with an author yesterday. I hope that he will become the next Red Hill author; we’ve shaken hands, and we’re putting the finishing touches on a contract. That’s pretty thrilling in its own right. But what particularly struck me was the tenor of...
Author platform: make a stand

Author platform: make a stand

If you make a living as a public speaker to large audiences, head up a major corporation, pastor a large church, appear on national radio or television frequently, or you’re a regular contributor in The Age or The Australian (for example), then don’t worry...
Book publishing: time for a factory tour

Book publishing: time for a factory tour

Once a manuscript disappears inside the ivory tower that is a book publishing house, what exactly happens to it? What alchemy transforms it from a bundle of A4 pages to a gorgeous, elegantly written book that readers will clamour to buy? ‘Authors do not write books,...