Bologna Children’s Book Fair is almost here and we have just received good news – Pandamonia by Chris Owen and Chris Nixon has been chosen for inclusion in the Hello! from Australia Children’s Book Illustration Exhibition at the 2017 Fair.
I’m just back from a busy two days in Melbourne attending the APA’s ‘Indies Forum’ and catching up with our Penguin Random House distributors. As a member of the APA’s Independent Publishers Committee I participated in the forum, which drew an audience of around 100, evenly split between independent booksellers and publishers. It was a great day, and we had some robust discussion around a number of issues that affect us equally.
Kyle Hughes-Odgers and Chris Nixon have been longlisted for the inaugural Frankfurt Book Fair Global Illustration Award. Can a Skeleton Have an X-ray? and Pandamonia were among 98 works chosen from an international field by a team of industry experts.
Darcy Moon has gone purple! This is the new North American cover for Catherine Carvell’s Darcy Moon and the Deep-Fried Frogs – now renamed Darcy Moon and the Aroona Frogs for American audiences. The book was published by Star Bright Books in June.
This is the beautiful new UK cover for The Weaver Fish by Robert Edeson. We love seeing how different countries interpret our books through their covers. By the way, it’s accompanied by one of our favourite office treats, cumquat cake, baked by me but using Anna Gare’s recipe from Homemade.
Crime writer Alan Carter was in Europe last month for a three-nation tour of France, Switzerland and Spain. He was promoting his novel Prime Cut, which has just been released in French and Spanish as Morceaux de Choix and Corte Perfecto respectively.
Hello and happy new year! I’m sure that, like me, you’ve already forgotten the holidays and are back at the coalface. In 2016 Fremantle Press will be celebrating middle age. Yes, folks, we’re turning 40.