In the final part of our series on book cover design & redesigning a book series, we reveal our final cover designs for The Hidden Series by Lian Tanner.
We’ve taken you through many stages of the process, from our initial need for new book covers, the direction of the cover design and covers meeting, finding a cover illustrator, assessing the cover roughs and now here we are, with finished covers!
Are you peeking?… Read the rest
Holly Throsby’s debut novel Goodwood takes readers deep into the heart of an everyday, small rural NSW town, which feels so familiar – whether you grew up in one yourself or have spent time in a small town, certain things are universal.… Read the rest
For Comic Book Day, our Erica takes us through their appeal and wonder, and picks out five of our recent (and forthcoming) favourites which will delight readers of all ages. Comics are becoming increasingly popular in classrooms too, as a means of engaging with different types of readers, and can be used to discuss difficult subjects where it can sometimes be a struggle to express feelings with words (like Small Things).… Read the rest
Continuing our blog posts on book cover design & redesigning a series, we explain the thrills of introducing our newly found illustrator and cover ideas, and seeing them come to life in our first set of rough cover designs.… Read the rest
We recently published Mel Tregonning’s stunning graphic novel Small Things, but before completing the book Mel took her own life. However, thanks to the efforts of her family and help of Shaun Tan in completing the final pages, we can now share the beautiful and heartbreaking legacy to this talented illustrator.… Read the rest
Jessica Whitman teamed up with the face of Ralph Lauren, world-famous polo player Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Figueras, to bring to life a romantic trilogy set in the glamorous world of international polo.… Read the rest
We held our first ever Festival of all things YA in Sydney, with #YAFanFest16 hosting Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, Garth Nix, Deborah Biancotti and Margo Lanagan, as well as over 200 attendees keen to hear about our upcoming releases and from the authors on a wide range of topics. For those who missed out, and those who were there and want to relive it, you can do so here with our video from the night and collection of posts from social media below (we recommend you watch the video in one window and scroll the tweets in another!).… Read the rest
Want to know what it’s like doing our Faber Writing Academy Writing a Novel course? Journalist Diana Jenkins shares her experiences of the course so far, what she’s learnt from our tutors, and how it’s helping progress her novel (and also comments on course catering & our eating habits!).… Read the rest
We’ve received the advances of the Tales From Outer Suburbia book & jigsaw boxset which is terribly exciting! Yes, a Shaun Tan JIGSAW! And it looks as fabulous as you’d expect.
For the purposes of quality control, we completed the jigsaw and can confirm it was very satisfying – and quite soothing.… Read the rest