Independent Publishing Conference 2018: Call for papers
The Laws of Publishing Deadline: Friday 29 June 2018 The complex systems of rules, conventions and traditions that underpin publishing practice are inextricably linked to the production, reception and consumption of texts. They range from formally consecrated legislation and official industry and organisational codes of conduct, through to unofficial traditions ‘learned on the job’: passed on […]
Free childcare at the 2017 Independent Publishing Conference
As part of our ongoing efforts to make the Independent Publishing Conference accessible and welcoming to everyone, the Small Press Network is providing free childcare. If you would like to use this service, please let us know when you book your tickets. There is an option to do so when booking online, or you can […]
Opportunity: Associate Producer Internship Program
After its success last year, we are again running our Associate Producer internship program to support the delivery of this November’s Independent Publishing Conference. Our Associate Producers work closely with Conference Manager Sarah Jansen and SPN General Manager Matthia Dempsey to deliver the 2017 conference and MUBAs. There are three positions available; all are voluntary. The program is designed […]
Announcement: Industry Research Day Keynote Speaker
The Independent Publishing Conference team is thrilled to announce our keynote speaker for the Industry Research Day. Associate professor Katherine Bode will explore the intersection of two forms of publishing: one endemic to the nineteenth century, the other to the twenty-first. She will take us through how Australian fiction publishing has from its origins been […]
Independent Publishing Conference 2017: Call for Papers
Legacies of Publishing Deadline: Thursday 29 June 2017 Extended: 14 July 2017 All accepted presenters will be invited to submit papers for possible publication by Monash University Publishing in a book of essays resulting from the conference. Click here to download a PDF of this Call for Papers. Every book leaves a legacy; every publisher inherits one. […]
Most Underrated Book Award 2016 shortlist announced!
The Small Press Network (SPN) is delighted to announce the four titles shortlisted for the fifth annual Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA), sponsored by Booktopia. The shortlisted titles are: A Man Made Entirely of Bats by Patrick Lenton (Spineless Wonders) Clancy of the Undertow by Christopher Currie (Text Publishing) Creating Cities by Marcus Westbury (Niche […]
Job opportunity at SPN
The Small Press Network (SPN) seeks to appoint an experienced event organiser, ideally with knowledge of the publishing industry, to prepare the 2016 Independent Publishing Conference, to be held 9 to 12 November at the Wheeler Centre. The role will be one day a week commencing early June and will report to SPN’s general […]
Small publishers produce twice as much ‘Australian literature’ as the major publishers
A new paper, ‘Small Publishers and the Emerging Network of Australian Literary Prosumption’, in the Australian Humanities Review, by former Small Press Network president Emmett Stinson, has found that ‘large publishers are no longer the primary mediators of Australian literature’. Stinson’s survey of 2012 titles demonstrates that small publishers UQP, Puncher & Wattman, Giramondo, UWA […]
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.
Meet the Publisher: Duncan Felton, Grapple Publishing
When and how were you established? After many years of semi-organised pondering and planning, Grapple Publishing started late in 2013, making itself known to the world with a call-out for submissions to The Grapple Annual No. 1. At that point it was just me sitting at my computer with some ideas, some savings and a […]
A New Appointment at Margaret River Press
We are delighted to announce that Laurie Steed has been employed as Project Manager at Margaret River Press…
Fremantle Press launches new website
Fremantle Press launched a new e-commerce website in August. The website has been revamped to include specific sections for teachers and book clubs, while making it easier for customers to engage with authors.