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Full-time journalist turned novelist Emma Young shares her top five productivity tips on how to write a manuscript in your spare time

Hi, I’m Emma Young. My debut novel, The Last Bookshop, is about Cait Copper, owner of the last bookshop in the city centre and the last independent store remaining on the city’s most exclusive strip. Cait thought she’d reached happily ever after when she opened Book Fiend, but the city’s changing. Costs are rising, profits are dropping and global brands are circling her prime location. After one final disaster, Cait’s got to make a tough call: go down – or stand up and fight?

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Episode one of the new Fremantle Press podcast for writers tackles the tricky business of how to make a book cover that sells

Welcome to our new podcast, How to Be an Author in Australia, co-hosted by marketing and communications manager Claire Miller and publisher Georgia Richter. With regular guest appearances by editor Armelle Davies as the Comma Chameleon, the How to Be an Author podcast is an informal series of chats between publishing industry professionals. Like Georgia’s new book she co-wrote with Deborah Hunn, How to Be an Author: The Business of Being a Writer in Australia, it’s all about giving writers tips and tools of the trade as they start their writing career.

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Fremantle Press is pleased to announce that entries for the $20,000 Fogarty Literary Award will open on Monday 15 March 2021

For the second time, the Fogarty Foundation will partner with Fremantle Press to provide one of Australia’s most significant literary prizes for young writers. The Fogarty Literary Award is a biennial prize awarded to an unpublished manuscript by a Western Australian author aged between 18 and 35 for a work of fiction, narrative non-fiction or young adult fiction. The winner receives a cash prize of $20,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.

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From Sherlock Holmes to hamsters and from Agatha Christie to moustaches: Alexander Thorpe and Dave Warner chat all things crime on the Fremantle Press Podcast

In Rebecca Higgie’s penultimate episode as host of the Fremantle Press Podcast, we’re talking crime. Veteran crime writer Dave Warner joins the podcast to talk about his fifth book, Over My Dead Body, while new kid on the block Alexander Thorpe discusses his historical cosy crime debut, Death Leaves the Station.

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Whether at home or out and about, you'll find a plethora of bookish Fremantle Press author gigs to attend this month

As we race towards the end of the year, our authors are busy getting out and about to pack in any as many events as possible. This month you will be able to find our authors online and in person at library events, book launches and fundraising nights. Interested in booking an author for an event? Contact us today about booking a visit with a Fremantle Press author or join us for one of the events below.

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