Kim Kelly on the Stories That Shaped Her Writing

Kim Kelly is an Australian author who has published four books.

Kim Kelly is the author of four novels, all lorikeet-coloured tales about Australia, its heritage and its people. An editor and literary consultant by trade, stories fill her everyday – and most nights, too. Can you tell us some more about yourself, Kim? I’m a book editor in ‘real’ life and have been for twenty

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Content Marketing for Authors

Content marketing for authors is the process of creating and distributing valuable content to attract readers to build an audience, and attract ‘employers’ for writing or career opportunities.

Jin is a designer from Melbourne, Australia who is dedicated to helping Australian writers build their personal brands online. The following article is a step-by-step guide to help authors build their author platform. Content Marketing for Authors – A Step-by-Step Guide: If there’s one low-cost marketing strategy that’s perfect for writers, it’s content marketing. Content

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Book Review: Wild Chicory

Wild Chicory is an Irish-Australian novella written by Australian author, Kim Kelly.

Title: Wild Chicory Author: Kim Kelly Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: The Author People Release Date: December 17, 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 120 Wild Chicory is the story of a journey from Ireland to Australia in the early 1900s, along threads of love, family, war and peace. It’s a slice of ordinary life rich

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Why Choose Our Book Publishing Services?

Book publishing services.

Writerful Books provides a range of book publishing services for authors seeking assistance in getting published. In addition to manuscript assessments and a range of editing services we can work with you on a strategy for the successful completion of your writing project and having your book published. W are passionate about book publishing and

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Annika Milisic-Stanley on Her Novel

Annika Milisic-Stanley is the author of The Disobedient Wife.

Annika Milisic-Stanley was born in 1975 in the United States to Swedish and Anglo-German parents, but grew up in Britain. In addition to writing and painting, Annika works as a campaigner to raise awareness on the plight of refugees in Southern Europe. Anikka’s debut novel, ‘The Disobedient Wife’ was published in November 2015 and she

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Ali MC on His Punk Rock Travel Book

Ali MC is an Australian author of the book The Eyeball End.

Ali MC is a Melbourne-based musician, writer and photographer who grew up in both Australia and New Zealand. He has travelled through over 30 countries and works in inner-city Melbourne researching and documenting Indigenous history. As well as studying his Masters in Human Rights Law, Ali has also worked in remote Aboriginal communities in the

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Book Review: The Disobedient Wife

The Disobedient Wife is a debut novel by Annika Milisic-Stanley.

Title: The Disobedient Wife Author: Annika Milisic-Stanley Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Cinnamon Press Release Date: November 9, 2015 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 271 The Disobedient Wife intertwines the narratives of a naïve, British expatriate, Harriet, and that of her maid Nargis, who possesses an inner strength that Harriet comes to admire as their lives

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Read Like a Writer

Quotes about authors, books and writing.

Read like a writer. Writing is a series of choices, so it’s important to approach a text as a series of choices and problem-solving solutions made by the author. Narrative design is the art of perception. By unpacking narrative design through reading, and rereading, we reveal not only an author’s way of seeing and thinking

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Kindle Instant Previews

Kindle Instant Book Previews allows customers to read previews of kindle books anywhere for free.

Amazon has launched a new widget called Kindle Instant Previews which allows authors, publishers and Amazon associates to embed samples of books onto their websites and blog pages allowing the customer to read a preview of the book anywhere for free. This simple widget allows authors and publishers to increase views of their books and

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David Bowie’s 100 Favourite Books

David Bowie's 100 favourite books.

Image from LitReactor David Bowie, who died on Sunday January 2016, will always be known for his trailblazing music and style but not many people know that he was also a literary man as well. A few years ago he compiled a list of his 100 favourite books. To his many fans and those interested in

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Book Review: The Neighbour

The Neighbour is an Australian fiction book by Australian author, Julie Proudfoot.

Title: The Neighbour Author: Julie Proudfoot Genre: Fiction Publisher: Seizure / Xoum Release Date: June 3, 2014 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 216 When Luke is implicated in the tragic death of a child, he struggles to assert his innocence to those around him. While the accident invokes haunting memories of Luke’s late brother, who

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Book Council of Australia Scrapped

Banksy mural which says 'follow your dreams' with a canceled banner covering which is a comment of cutting arts from society.

The Federal Government has scrapped the Book Council of Australia which is an advocacy body for publishers and writers in the latest of a string of cutbacks to it’s arts budget which will result in $52.5 million being cut from arts projects as revealed in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) . News of

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Joan London Wins Best Fiction Award

Australian author, Joan London the author of award winning book The Golden Age.

Author Joan London has won ‘Best Fiction’ in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for her book The Golden Age which is a story of resilience, the irrepressible, enduring nature of love, and the fragility of life. It is set in 1954. Thirteen-year-old Frank Gold, a refugee from wartime Hungary, is learning to walk again after

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Diverse Books Needs to be More Than an Online Trend

We need more books and readers.

A recent article in The Guardian by Nikesh Shukla questioned how to make the publishing industry less ‘posh’, ‘white’ and ‘male’. In the article Shukla suggests that the “absence of any black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) writers on next year’s World Book Night list [has] provoked an outcry” and asked various writers and prominent

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Asher Literary Award Winner Announced

Joan Beaumont is the winner of the 2015 Asher Literary Award for her book Broken Nation.

Photo courtesy of Australian National University Joan Beaumont has won the 2015 Asher Literary Award for her book Broken Nation. The Asher Literary Award is awarded every two years to a female author whose work has an anti-war theme. Beaumont was awarded a prize of $12,000 at an event in Sydney on 8 December, hosted by

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Book Review: The Strays

The Strays is a debut novel by Australian author, Emily Bitto.

Title: The Strays Author: Emily Bitto Genre: Coming-of-Age, Fiction, Literary Publisher: Affirm Press Release Date: April 30, 2014 Format: Digital & Paperback Pages: 244 On her first day at a new school, Lily meets Eva, one of the daughters of the infamous avant-garde painter Evan Trentham. He and his wife are attempting to escape the

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2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist Announced

2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlist of books.

The Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley has announced that twenty one books have been shortlisted for the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. The shortlisted books comprise some of the best fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry and writing for young adults produced in Australia in the past 12 months. The winners in each of the five award

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Tasmania Book Prize Winners 2015

Tasmania Book Prize longlisted books.

The winners of the 2015 Premier’s Literary Prizes were announced on Wednesday, 2 December 2015. The award which is supported by the Tasmanian Government is awarded to the best book with Tasmanian content in any genre with a prize worth $25,000. Tasmania Book Prize Winner The Rise and Fall of Gunns Ltd by Quentin Beresford

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Asher Literary Award Shortlist 2015

Australian Society of Authors has released the shortlist for the Asher Literary Award

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced the shortlist for this year’s Asher Award. They received 47 applications from a range of genres, including children’s literature and performance writing. Assessors Tegan Bennett Daylight, Anthony Birch and Charlotte Wood commented on the quality and diversity of submissions and agreed that selecting a winner would be

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