By David McVey Libraries. We all love them. You can read books, consult books, borrow books or simply breathe in the atmosphere of books. You can work, study, research, use the wifi and, these days, relax in the café. What would we do without them? Much has been written, and rightly so, about the vital … Continue reading Working in the Library
By Isla Sutherland Gabrielle Ashton is a 22-year-old television producer and law student. She is also making significant waves in the self-published literary romance scene, having made over $10,000 and had almost one million page reads since her debut in June this year. I spoke to Ashton about her experience turning her hobby into a … Continue reading From Bad Romance to Good: a Look at Self-publishing and Romance Ebooks
By Claire Parnell The culture versus commerce debate has plagued book publishing for long enough. Publishing is cultural institution. It’s also a business. With skim financial margins and incredibly competitive arts funding, some writers and publishers are looking to crowdfunding platforms as a means of earning money for their creative projects. Kickstarter is a global … Continue reading Using Creativity, Connectivity and Kickstarter to Crowdfund Book Publishing
Things are getting busy at Grattan Street Press as our teams tackle hefty to-do lists. Our Editorial Team Our editorial team is busy in collaboration with first-time author Seth Robinson to publish his novel, a spec-fic mystery, with the working title The Observatory. Our editors, Rebecca, Jacqueline, Thomas, Samantha, Isla and Robbie, have been given … Continue reading WHAT’S NEXT AT GRATTAN STREET PRESS?
This article almost didn’t happen. The initial brief was simple: write a story about an issue affecting young people. My mind swam with ideas—the housing market, climate change, an acquaintance of mine who recently joined a cult. Yet every time I sat down to write, I couldn’t. I would sit and stare, then despair, and … Continue reading Like Drawing Blood: Writing in 2019
A writer friend who’d begun teaching her craft at a university once advised me that, with my experience, I could teach ‘editing’, pronouncing this word as if naming Milo Yiannopoulos. Because that’s a subject close to my heart (editing, not Yiannopoulos), I was miffed at her acid tone. But typically, my response came to me … Continue reading Shakespeare had some help: editing and the myth of the solitary genius writer
In our final post of the Industry Insights segment, we hear from the Grattan Street Press Web Team. Throughout this semester, the four students have worked alongside authors and other GSP teams to curate and develop the website and blogs. Georgia Quirke-Luping, Laura Bianca Cecile, Katie Hollister and Sunniva Midtskogen have left us with their final … Continue reading From the GSP Web Team
Emma Hall has experience in trade sales and academic publishing. She moved to the independent publishing sphere in 2017, working with a diverse range of indie authors and publishers to offer print on demand and global distribution solutions. Print on demand is exactly what it sounds like – books are printed as they are required. … Continue reading The Advantages of Print on Demand
Sarah Robinson-Hatch is a blogger, writer and fangirl and is currently studying a Bachelor of Professional Communications at RMIT. She’s the creator of a Melbourne YA book club called The YA Room and blogs at Written Word Worlds. When she’s not reading, Sarah can be found working on her next manuscript, bingeing TV shows and … Continue reading My Life as a Book Blogger
Matt Holden is a writer, editor, small press publisher, translator and bookseller. From 1999 to 2009 he was magazine production editor at Fairfax Media in Melbourne, and from 2011 to 2014 he was the editor of The Age Good Cafe Guide and a regular contributor to Fairfax Media newspapers and websites. He now writes commentary, … Continue reading Why Are Some Magazines Ugly?