• Book marketing

    The Independent Publishing Conference 2019: Some Take Aways

    Last week Les and I attended the Trade day of the Independent Publishing Conference at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne. We’ve done this annually for the past five or so years and usually come back with a few great bits of info that help us in publishing and marketing of books. It’s also really great to catch up with other small publishers to see what they are doing. Anyone who works in book publishing knows that it’s a tough business. This means that there has to be a lot of passion for the trade in order to keep at it…

  • Events

    On retreat – the wrap up

      Back in ‘sunny’ Melbourne now for a few days, I am into the swing of the office and the team has reminded me that things run smoothly while I’m away. I agree and think that I should stay away…

  • Events,  writing

    On retreat – behind the scenes

    I’m writing this from my room in Ubud, Bali at five in the morning. I can’t sleep. It’s a mix of excitement about being here, jetlag and the fact that I’m three hours behind Melbourne time. As is typical when…