Before Christmas our staff were sent off on their holidays with some serious homework – a couple of books to read on the beach! One of these was The Midsummer Garden by Kirsty Manning, which has been receiving rave reviews both inside A&U and from early readers and booksellers who’ve received advance copies.… Read the rest
Young New Zealand writer Ben Sanders shares the inspiration behind his latest crime thriller Marshall’s Law, and how all it took was a car at a diner for a story to unfold.Ben with his publisher Jane Palfreyman
I started writing Marshall’s Law in mid-2014.… Read the rest
Kim Kane shares with us her writing habits, and shows us where she has been working on her new book Where The Lyrebird Calls, which occasionally requires toilet paper…
Buzzfeed recently published ’40 inspiring workplaces of the famously creative’.… Read the rest
We’re engaged in a multi-generational love fest with Paul Jennings at the moment and if you’re wondering why, all the reasons you need are in his latest book The Unforgettable What’s His Name (illustrated by Craig Smith).… Read the rest
Our Liz reports from the launch of Kim Kane’s When the Lyrebird Calls at Readings Books glorious new Children’s shop in Carlton, where Sofie Laguna helped send this delightful new timeslip novel into the world.
‘It was so good.’ We’re talking about the recent launch of Kim Kane’s When the Lyrebird Calls, where more than 60 publishing and book-loving people packed out Readings Kids in Carlton.… Read the rest
Are you longing for a holiday? So are we! It’s that time of the year when the holidays are so close yet so far away. If you can’t wait to take a break, we’ve put together a list of our favourite fiction from the past year set in far flung locales around the globe, and what’s more – you can win the lot!… Read the rest
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