Diary of a series redesign: Finding an Illustrator

In the third of our series on book cover design & redesigning a series, we explain how to find an illustrator to run with the ideas from The Covers Meeting

It should be no surprise to anyone that we at A&U love the work of Sebastian Ciaffaglionenot only has he illustrated all of Lian Tanner’s covers so far, he has also done the very beautiful new illustrations for Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom series.… Read the rest

Of Tenacity and Tim Tams (and Getting Published)

One of the participants of the recent Getting Published course at Faber Writing Academy with our Publishing Director Sue Hines shares her experiences of the course and what she learned.

My class was as diverse as the front shelves of an independent bookseller; a pediatrician, an engineer, a nurse, a farmer, an IT professional; with some of the group finding their way to Australia from Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and the UK.… Read the rest

Whale in the Bath Cover

Getting published as a picture book author

Recently Kylie Westaway published her first picture book, Whale in the Bath, illustrated by the wonderful Tom Jellett. Here she offers up some tips on getting published as a picture book author.

I was three when I first announced that I wanted to be an author.… Read the rest

Meet the team: Marketing Intern Lisa

Want to know what it’s like to work in book marketing at a publishing company? Well we asked our intern Lisa, who recently joined us, to share her experiences so far, and how she ended up travelling from Germany to join us in Sydney!Read the rest