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Podcast spotlight: what’s next?

21 December 2018
Over the last 12 months, Nathania Gilson has been interviewing Australian book podcasters—from passion projects to national radio broadcasters, from hybrid experiments to extensions of retail brands, festivals or traditional...

Podcast spotlight: The Wheeler Centre podcast

12 December 2018
Established in 2010, The Wheeler Centre (TWC) podcast features full recordings of talks hosted in TWC building in Melbourne. TWC senior digital editor Jon Tjhia has been working on the...

Christmas predictions: Louise Pfanner from Gleebooks in Sydney

12 December 2018
In the lead-up to Christmas, the busiest time of year on the bookselling calendar, Books+Publishing is asking booksellers across the country to predict their biggest sellers and ‘surprise sellers’. In this final instalment...

Podcast spotlight: Sisteria

5 December 2018
Launched in 2016, Sisteria is a Melbourne-based podcast about 'women's experiences as creators and consumers of arts and culture'. Hosted by Stephanie Van Schilt and Veronica Sullivan, and produced by Jessica Lukjanow, the...

Podcast spotlight: The ‘Good Reading’ podcast

21 November 2018
The Good Reading podcast, launched in July 2018, publishes episodes weekly with the aim of helping readers ‘discover [their] next favourite read’. Hosted by Emma Harvey, Angus Dalton and Greg Dobb, the...

Podcast spotlight: So You Want to Be a Writer

14 November 2018
Established in 2014, So You Want to Be a Writer is made by the Australian Writers’ Centre (AWC) and co-hosted by author Allison Tait and AWC CEO Valerie Khoo. Each episode covers...

Podcast spotlight: Write Through the Roof

8 November 2018
Hosted by speculative fiction author Madeleine D’Este, Write Through the Roof is a podcast for writers who want to improve their craft. Guests have included crime writer Emma Viskic and...

Lifelong learning: Younger readers editions 

1 November 2018
Kelsey Oldham investigates the role played by younger readers editions in the growth of children’s nonfiction. It’s a well-established fact that adult nonfiction titles sell strongly in Australia. In 2018...

Podcast spotlight: Seeking Tumnus

31 October 2018
Established in 2015, Seeking Tumnus is a podcast in which its hosts 'revisit the books of [their] youth and ... explore the uncanny wilds of contemporary adolescent fiction'. Hosted by...

Written in the stars: Minnie Darke on ‘Star-crossed’ 

30 October 2018
Minnie Darke’s Star-crossed (Michael Joseph, March) follows an aspiring journalist who begins to tinker with her paper’s astrology section after learning that her crush consults his horoscope whenever he’s faced with making...

Bound together: Kate Richards on ‘Fusion’ 

30 October 2018
Kate Richards’ Fusion (Hamish Hamilton, February 2019) tells the story of conjoined twins, their carer, and an injured stranger who is brought into their isolated bush home. Reviewer Jacqui Davies described...

Gift of the Blab: An interview with Aaron Blabey 

30 October 2018
Aaron Blabey is the creator of the ‘Pig the Pug’ and ‘The Bad Guys’ series. Kelsey Oldham asks the author about his success. You’re known for your prolific output, which...

Podcast spotlight: Hope Book Club

24 October 2018
Launched in 2018, the Hope Book Club is a podcast focusing on books that will 'enrich your life'. Co-hosts Katrina Roe and Natasha Moore discuss what they've been reading and...

Louise Cornege on the Publishers Publicity Circle 

24 October 2018
A networking group for UK publicists, the Publishers Publicity Circle (PPC), launched an Australian chapter this year. Allen & Unwin head of publicity Louise Cornege is the chair of PPC...

Making the deal: The state of rights sales in the UK 

24 October 2018
While the UK remains a tough market for Australian publishers to break into, UK indies are showing an interest in Australian voices, reports Catherine Moller. Several Australian independent publishers have had...