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WA author shortlisted for Ned Kelly

Fremantle Press has been recognised on the Ned Kelly Awards shortlist for the third year in a row. Burn Patterns by Como author Ron Elliott is in the running for a 2017 Best First Fiction prize in Australia’s most prestigious crime writing award.

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Top tips on giving feedback to fellow writers

At their best, writing groups and workshops can be positive experiences that transform the largely solitary act of writing into a shared endeavour with like-minded people. They can give authors the opportunity to network with peers and to glean those vital first-reader impressions and opinions.

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CEO heads to Melbourne International Film Festival

The Forum Theatre on Flinders Street is a beautiful old building, dimly lit like a wine bar but lacking in that cosy warmth when it's fiercely cold outside. It's also the venue for Books at MIFF – a day that brings together local publishers and producers from Australia, NZ, the UK and the USA for meetings and events.

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Vale Pat Giles

Fremantle Press extends its condolences to the family and friends of the incomparable women’s campaigner and former WA senator Pat Giles. We were privileged to meet her at the launch of her life story, Among the Chosen, back in 2010. 

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What's in a cover?

Prospective readers can, and do, judge a book by its cover. So how does a publisher choose the right cover for a book? Wherever we can, Fremantle Press uses local photographers and we are always on the lookout for more, so do take a look at our guidelines. The cover for Gwen, however, did not need a Western Australian image. Here’s how publisher Georgia Richter chose it.

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CEO Says

Fremantle Press and Magabala Books shared an exhibition stand at the 2017 Australian Booksellers Association Conference in Melbourne this June. Attended by over 300 industry professionals, it was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with booksellers from all regions of Australia and to present our new titles to them.

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