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Thursday Digest: DIY Publishing
Our theme this week in the Dailies has been the rapidly changing landscape of the publishing industry (here and here). Today we present a sample of the content pinging around the dubya-dubya-dubya on the do-it-yourself opportunities now available to emerging writers.
We begin with an excellent introduction to the field at Self-Publishing Review by Western Australian Phill English (first published on his blog Toothsoup).
‘Cloudstreet’ Takes Pride of Place
Poster of a Coffs Harbour Amateur Theatrical Society adaptation of Cloudstreet
A Perth-based fan of the Tim Winton classic Cloudstreet believes she’s narrowed the location of Tim Winton’s much-loved novel to the inner-city suburb of West Leederville. Heidi Ciriello has identified West Leederville’s Kimberley Street as the most likely location of the flaking mansion shared for two decades by the Pickles and Lambs.
Spineless Wonders Bravely Wanders Into the Fray
There’s a new Australian publisher in town. Congratulations to Spineless Wonders, who have just published their first book, Julie Chevalier’s Permission to Lie. Why ‘spineless’? According to the website, “because [our stories will] be delivered to readers via smart phones and laptops. Spineless Wonders stories are for any person, anywhere, who has a digital device and a little time on their hands… And…
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