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Looking Ahead to 2011
The new year brings with it a fair share of crystal-balling about what the year ahead holds and according to the Independent the publishing industry has plenty of reasons to be cheerful.
In an article interviewing several publishing bigwigs, literary editor Boyd Tonkin believes in “the survival of a culture of the written word, whatever happens on the ever-stormy seas of technological innovation and…
Oodles of Doodles
Ever wonder what your favourite writers' doodles look like? Back in the days before word processing, writing was a matter of putting pen - or pencil - to paper. As writing is a slow, laborious and often dull activity, writers were prone to distraction or even, perish the thought, procrastination. Often they would resort to doodling.
Flavorwire has published a fascinating overview of doodles…
Happy International Zine Month
July is International Zine Month and zine fans are celebrating all over the world. Join the party.
Meanwhile, Melbourne’s finest purveyors of everything zine, the Sticky Institute, are getting ready to host a party of their own. Love Don’t Pay the Rent is afundraising event for friends of the Degreaves Subway zine-stitution, featuring a bunch of bands at the Toff in Town on 21…
Focus on Kids Who Read With Reluctance
In the lead-up to the Children’s Book Festival on Sunday, Chris Morphew is blogging this week on the website of ABC Radio National’s Book Show.
Chris is a young adult author who’ll be appearing at the festival on Sunday. He wrote the first four titles in the smash-hit Zac Power Mega Missions series. He has since written a total of 12 Zac Power books…
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