DAVE WARNER IS A STAR. I know you all knew that but I just wanted to underline it in bold caps. Not only is his book Clear to the Horizon on the longlist for the International Dublin Literary Award but he’s also just written a swell new crime novel set in the early sixties when surf music ruled the waves. River of Salt will be out in April 2019. We’ve just sold the audio rights to Wavesound and Dave will be touring far and wide from Woy Woy to Western Australia. We highly recommend him as a speaker, performer and guest panellist so get hold of our marketing team to secure him for your events.
If you were an author and you found a hole in the front cover of your book – you’d be alarmed rather than excited right? That’s not the case with the wonderful Kelly Canby, who was delighted to find a die cut hole smack bang in the middle of the Korean language edition of her latest book.
Hello from NYC, where I am one of eight delegates attending the Australia Council’s New York Publishers Program. Before you get jealous, I’m also bussing back and forth between the New York Rights Fair and New York BookExpo with a big bunch of Fremantle Press books. Needless to say, I’ve got my running shoes on!
Welcome to May! As I write this I am finishing up my time at the Australia Council’s Visiting International Publishers program where I’ve been talking to publishers, scouts and agents. This year’s program included representatives from Germany, India, Spain, France, the US, Denmark, the Netherlands, the UK and Canada. It’s way too early to talk about any results from the program as yet but I do have a couple of other exciting rights announcements to make instead.
Hello and welcome to February 2018. It’s almost time for the Perth Writers Week. In addition to the fantastic program of events our authors are participating in, there are also two events for industry members which we are very proud to be a part of.
I believe you can never have too many individuals or organisations championing the arts. Champions can be sponsors, patrons and financial partners, they can be audiences and customers or they can be advocates – people prepared to promote art in all its forms to their networks. In the past few weeks we have met and honoured some of the many literary champions of Western Australia.