15 Jan 2019

Nominate your books today! 

Entries close for the ABIA Book Awards 5pm Monday 11 February. You have just over one month to complete your entries. Nominate today in the categories below: Biography Book of the Year Picture Book of the Year (ages 0-6) Book of the Year for Younger Children (ages 7-12) Book of the Year for Older Children (ages 13+) […]

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14 Jan 2019

Creating a book that opens up conversation – Publishing a children’s book on emotions

It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do won the 2018 ABIA Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year. We talk to both author/illustrator and publisher about the collaborative process of creating this award-winning picture book that has opened up important dialogue for children about their feelings and emotions. Josh Langley, who has just released […]

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7 Jan 2019

Save the date for 2019

When is it? When is it for 2019? And where is it for that matter? Well, read on, dear book lover.   Rub shoulders with the biggest national and international names in publishing at the industry night of nights – The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) – on Thursday 2 May 2019. This year, the awards remain […]

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3 Jan 2019

Creating No One Likes a Fart with writer Zoe Foster Blake, and illustrator Adam Nickel

Ever wondered what it takes to develop an illustrated children’s book? Or even thought as far as creating a scratch and sniff book? Lisa Riley, editor of No One Likes a Fart from Penguin Random House, shares with us her journey in creating such a book with author Zoe Foster Blake and illustrator, Adam Nickel.  […]

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10 Dec 2018

Creating an industry benchmark – Publishing the Australian Bird Guide

An interview with the CSIRO Publishing team  Australia is renowned for its unique and spectacular flora and fauna, particularly its bird life. Bird-watching is an ever-growing past time, and the rise of citizen science has seen more and more people involved in monitoring and collecting data on Australia’s birds. The Australian Bird Guide was in […]

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