Queensland: Paradise submerged

Queensland: Paradise submerged

I live in the sub-tropical paradise that is Brisbane, capital of the state of Queensland. In the past seven days, though, paradise has fallen as much of the state has been engulfed in flood waters. I’m one of the lucky ones: my house stands on stilts set high on a...
Writers:  you need to get the knowledge

Writers: you need to get the knowledge

Writers who understand the book business are better able to make their way through it. Simple as that. In last weekend’s Courier Mail, Kate Eltham (CEO of the dynamic Queensland Writers Centre) gave some top pointers from literary agents on publishing success. Many of...
The immutable law of publishing

The immutable law of publishing

If there’s one thing you need to know about publishing, it’s this: there is no such thing as a perfect book. Whether you are an author, an editor, a publisher, a designer, or anyone else involved in the creation of books, this is a truth that you need to absorb deep...
Red Hill Publishing – we’re all heart!

Red Hill Publishing – we’re all heart!

Red Hill Publishing is getting on board with this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival theme and sharing the love.  Win tickets to four different Brisbane Writers Festival events: Caine Prize for African Writing (2nd Sept, 11am) – Winning writers E.C. Osondu and...
An elevator pitch for Red Hill Publishing

An elevator pitch for Red Hill Publishing

It’s been a remarkable year for Red Hill Publishing, our first in business. We sat down this week to ask the central question: exactly what do we do? Sounds obvious. We publish books. Duh. But we also do a whole range of things involved in creating books. Which brings...