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What’s in a book cover design?

Sometimes a book fits into a very specific genre – a genre whose covers have a very specific set of codes that signal to readers what they can expect to find in that book. We all know, for instance, what kind of material will be in a book featuring the upper body of Fabio. But what about those books that are considered genre-busting?

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Behind the making of a book trailer

When we first met Mimi Helm she was a Curtin University student and one of a group of emerging filmmakers who had been tasked with making a book trailer for Fremantle Press as part of their coursework.

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Fremantle Press on the road: events for aspiring authors

So you want to be a writer? September is a great month to hone your writerly instincts with a Fremantle Press author or staff member. Workshops on crime, narrative non-fiction, memoir, writing heroines and on overcoming your obstacles to writing are all on offer this month.

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Hanging out with Alan Carter

Originally hailing from Sunderland, award-winning crime writer Alan Carter was a filmmaker and film editor before he became an author. His latest book, Marlborough Man, is inspired by his secluded home at the northern-most end of New Zealand. Alan intended to write the fourth book in his Cato Kwong series, but the isolated, dramatic landscape of the Marlborough Sounds convinced him otherwise.

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Father's Day with Jim Richards

Jim Richards has done it all: dived for diamonds in the piranha-infested rivers of South America; discovered a fabulously rich goldmine in the Australian outback; got caught up in the world's biggest mining scam in Indonesia; and even started a gold rush in the jungles of Laos. To add to that list of adventures, he's also the father of five boys.

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Meet David Whish-Wilson

Between them Fremantle Press dads have done everything from panning for gold in the jungles of Laos to being named a Western Australian State Living Treasure. But what does Father's Day involve for them?

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