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?
Mireille Stahle currently interns at Penguin Random House. She is a notorious eccentric from the western suburbs. When she’s not working for free, she’s working in marketing and communications for the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, UoM. Her vices include reading, cross-stitch and reality TV. “The seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around … Continue reading The Three Princes of Serendip; or, on internships
Industry Insights is a new GSP blog series. Each week, we hope to bring some publishing knowledge to our avid readers. This could include anything from writing tips and how to get noticed by publishers, to designing your own e-book cover. A new industry insight will be posted every Monday evening. Amelia Bensley-Nettheim is a … Continue reading Taking Publishing Abroad
Industry Insights is a new GSP blog series. Each week, we hope to bring some publishing knowledge to our avid readers. This could include anything from writing tips and how to get noticed by publishers, to designing your own e-book cover. A new industry insight will be posted every Monday evening – so stay tuned … Continue reading The strange business of book design