If you hadn’t already noticed (evidenced here, here & here for instance), we take our baking and cake eating very seriously. To celebrate Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea we hosted our annual bake-off with guest judges Annabel Crabb and Fiona Inglis facing quite a challenge in rating the competition.… Read the rest
So you may be aware we like cake, and we like any excuse for cake, so with Josephine Moon’s book The Chocolate Promise based around a Tasmanian chocolate shop called the Chocolate Apothecary, we just couldn’t resist celebrating its forthcoming publication with a chocolate themed morning tea!… Read the rest
Should you be a regular reader of our blog or follow us on social media you may know we like cake, and our Instagram feed typically supports this suggestion. It isn’t just eating cake that we’re into though, as nice as that is, we’re a company of bakers as much as we are readers, so every year we throw down the gauntlet to our staff to see who can create the most delicious baked goods.… Read the rest
Last week we had the pleasure of hosting Se, a winner of a Girlfriend Magazine competition to be a publisher for the day. Winning from over 1,000 entries, Se joined us to learn the ins and outs of publishing with a whistle-stop tour of our world of books in our Sydney office.
We thought we’d get Se to share her day, but first, what about the answer to the question that won her the opportunity to spend the day with us: ‘What would you do if you were a publisher for the day?’
I can’t tell you what my response was as I simply can’t remember it.… Read the rest
Just in case you were under the impression that all we ever do is eat cake, sometimes we do savoury too. Yesterday our sales team had a lunchtime empanada-off (watch out bake-off, your days are numbered), having created delights from the rather smashing new book Argentinian Street Food which is out this week through Murdoch Books.… Read the rest
I enjoy Frankfurt hugely—running the small but potent London office of Allen & Unwin can be a lonely business at times, and the big book fairs are a great chance to reconnect with both A&U colleagues and the publishing world at large. Personal relationships are everything in this business, and there’s nothing more satisfying than matchmaking editors with books that they will love.… Read the rest