Month: February 2016

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26th February, 2016

The Orchid Nursery shortlisted for Norma K Hemming award

Lacuna Publishing congratulates Louise Katz on “The Orchid Nursery” being shortlisted for the 2016 Norma K Hemming award.

19th February, 2016

Author and publisher, almost strangers, embark on a month-long odyssey to the exotic South Atlantic island of Lanzarote

After a twenty-six year absence, author Isobel Blackthorn returns to the
volcanic desert island of Lanzarote to promote her novel, The Drago
Tree, accompanied by her publisher, Michelle Lovi at Odyssey Books.
The island used to be Isobel’s home, and after two decades working and
rearing her children, she’s created her own way of going back. Although
she admits the adventure wouldn’t be happening without her publisher.

9th February, 2016

Disruption and Innovation in the Australian Book Industry

An Australian-first study by Macquarie University of the country’s book publishing industry reveals considerable innovation in response to the digital disruption that has resulted in a significant drop in onshore book sales. The initial research phase of the study involved participation from SPN members Pantera Press, Spinifex Press, Pitt Street Poetry, Overland, Re.Press, Kids’ Own […]

Noted Festival 2016 Independent Publishing Fair

In 2016, Noted Festival will host an independent publishing fair made up of writers, readers, publishers, presses, self-publishers, illustrators, zinesters, artists, comics-makers, distros, music labels – anything published and independent! What do we mean by published and independent? Anything in between ‘stapling it together on your bedroom floor’ and ‘a self-published print run only marginally […]

8th February, 2016

Launch of Jules Verne’s Mikhail Strogoff

EAGLE BOOKS AND CHRISTMAS PRESS INVITE YOU TO
THE LAUNCH OF
JULES VERNE’S MIKHAIL STROGOFF
TRANSLATED BY STEPHANIE SMEE
ILLUSTRATED BY DAVID ALLAN
PUBLISHED BY EAGLE BOOKS, AN IMPRINT OF CHRISTMAS PRESS

5th February, 2016

Blak & Bright: The Victorian Indigenous Literary Festival

Passionate about Indigenous culture, stories and books? Or curious? This is your festival. More than 20 sessions featuring 50 plus Indigenous writers, storytellers and performers. Most sessions free. All welcome.   SPN is proud to host ‘Publishing & Editing Blak‘ as part of the festival.

1st February, 2016

$12,000 writing prize up for grabs

Submissions for the 2016 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award are open. Western Australia’s longest running and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript offers a cash prize of $12,000 from the City of Fremantle and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.


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