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Bookish News and Publishing Tidbits 22 March 2012


book news Bookish News and Publishing Tidbits 22 March 2012

RIASS stuff:

A Review of'Lady Violet Winters and the Man with Tiger Eyes'by Karen Wallace: an Edwardian era child sleuth'

A review of'Mr Toppit: what if AA Milne's Christopher Robin had lived now?

Coming up: a review of'Swiss Family Robinson, a guest post from Kate Forsyth, an interview with Joel Naoum from Momentum publishing, and interviews with Michael Grant and Richard Hine.

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Other bookish stuff:

How to make an ebook in 8 easy steps

What really goes on at the Allen & Unwin office

An interview with Michael Dobbs at Bookgeek: Writing is so wonderfully self-indulgent.

Reflections on writing and life with MS from Gillian Mears:'Much exclamation occurs when people realise'Foal's Bread'is my first novel in sixteen years. Sixteen years ago I was about to turn thirty-one. From this distance that seems inconceivably young and I was inconceivably bewildered that only horses understood that something horrible had begun to happen in my legs and feet.

Jen White on myths and legends:'For some time now I have been more and more interested in exploring the emerging Australian stories and themes that may be morphing into myth, the visions, the narratives, the memories that haunt our continent, like lost kids, extinct animals, intelligent marsupials, old mining towns, the stories that resonate with us for reasons we don't fully understand.

Ebook penetration highest in Australia, of all sampled countries.

You dont read women writers, do you?'What's shocking about VIDA's numbers, though, and about'similar figures Alison Flood produced'examining the books pages of the'Observer'andGuardian'in the UK, is the fact I was shocked by them. I read or skim through most of these publications regularly, and hadn't noticed the gaps until they were drawn up in colours stark enough they couldn't decently be ignored.

Carol Marinelli talks Putting Alice Back'Together: t use her as a stepping stone for Alice and that I took the time to get to know her a bit more. I think it made for a better story and, in the end, a far better friendship. I honestly now can't imagine the story of Alice without a friend like Roz. Yes, they had their ups and downs but in the end they were there for each other and complemented the other ' which a bit like our friends in real life.

Bewildering and beautiful book displays

Whos publishing the most innovative digital childrens books?

Swing by the State Library of Victoria this Sunday for the Childrens Book Festival

An exclusive excerpt and illustrations from The Heroes Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

St Martins Press all in a hash after delivery of marijuana

Some cover bookalikes:

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Im currently reading Trash'by Andy Mulligan. Heres the trailer for those interested:

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