Editing, publishing & book design
How Do Writers Get Paid?
The past decade or so has seen incredible changes in how we read. New devices, platforms and marketplaces for books have risen and fallen, while traditional publishing houses and booksellers have adapted to suit readers’ changing habits and preferences. But how have things changed for authors? In the midst of all the upheaval, who’s looking out for them – and…
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Designing Books with Sandy Cull and Imogen Stubbs
Our Magic Hour (design by Imogen Stubbs, bottom centre) and Resurrection Bay (design by Sandy Cull, top centre)
As much as we're doing ebooks, it's still very much about the object.Imogen Stubbs
For this episode we brought two of Australia's best book designers together for a podcast-only conversation about their careers, their craft and how it all comes together.
Sandy Cull is a freelance book designer and a member of the Australian Book Design Hall of Fame, while Imogen Stubbs is an emerging designer and art director at Text Publishing. Coming at this conversation from different angles, they compare notes on the book design industry, the creative process and how they've worked with authors and publishers to create the perfect cover.
Working with Words: Meg Watson
Crikey associate editor Meg Watson on getting outside the literature bubble, discovering exciting new writing and assembling a panel to discuss '90s-era Leonardo DiCaprio.
Working with Words: Kimberley Thomson
Journalist, editor and publisher Kimberley Thomson on film structure, Greta Gerwig and the heroes of music journalism.
Working with Words: Alan Vaarwerk
Alan Vaarwerk is a Melbourne-based writer and critic and the editor of Kill Your Darlings. He spoke with us about puzzling over narrative structure, emulating Douglas Adams and why suffering for your art is pointless and unproductive.
Under the Love Umbrella Storytelling and Illustration Workshop: Kyneton
Whatever you fear, come close my dear
You’re tucked in safe for always here
And I will never not be near
Because of our love umbrella
Author Davina Bell and illustrator Allison Colpoys produce the kind of charming picture books that quickly become cherished objects in the lives of their readers. Their latest, Under the Love Umbrella, is a…
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The Glossies: What’s happening to magazines in the digital age?
Advertising in Books
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Unlike magazines, books have somehow always avoided the encroachment of advertising. They’ve even managed to successfully resist product placement - at least for the most part. The website Publishing Perspectives yesterday visited a subject that will shock bibliophiles everywhere. Under the banner, ‘Is it Time for publishers to Offer Advertising in Books?’, the article considers the implications of cloud reading. Cloud…
Just Another Manuscript Monday
For several years, publisher Allen & Unwin has accepted manuscript pitches from aspiring writers every Friday with a service it aptly called the Friday Pitch. Now Pan Macmillan has inaugurated its own version of the Friday Pitch - Manuscript Monday. Pan Macmillan will consider pitches for commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, children’s books and young adult fiction, so long as they are emailed…
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