My professional work is in teaching and about media and communications. But for a long time, I didn’t reflect upon my own relationship with digital technology and digital networks. The idea of chronic distraction is a pathology that I know a lot about. I understand how the connected life is, or very easily can be, … Continue reading Excerpts from Robert Hassan’s new release Uncontained: Digital Disconnection and the Experience of Time
The Grattan Street Press team is extremely excited to announce that our next title Inside Story: The First Ten Years goes on sale on 13 November. In anticipation, our own David Churack sat down with the editor of the collection, Peter Browne, to get the inside story on the inspiration for the book. Inside Story is celebrating … Continue reading An Interview with Peter Browne
'The publishing industry is dying.' That’s a pretty scary thought for anyone, let alone a writer with a few manuscripts in the bottom drawer and the hope of seeing them on a bookstore shelf one day. It’s also not what you hope to hear after flying halfway around the world to learn about the ins-and-outs … Continue reading ‘The End’ is Just the Beginning: What a week in New York City taught me about the future of publishing.
Pagan Malcolm has always dreamed of becoming an author – she began writing when she was just five years old, and even handwrote and illustrated a twenty-page story in year four, convinced that it would be her debut. ‘[It] was a blatant rip off of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ she admits in retrospect. But … Continue reading Why marketing is essential to your writing career: With Pagan Malcolm
In anticipation of Emma’s debut memoir Something To Be Tiptoed Around our social media and marketing team sat down with the emerging writer to probe into the inspiration for such a touching and artful experimental piece. What prompted you to write a memoir? Something happened and my memory got snagged on it. I mean … Continue reading An Interview with Emma Marie Jones
Yesterday evening, the Grattan Street Press team assembled in the Arts Hall at the University of Melbourne for our book launch on rediscovering the Australian Girl. The night began quite early for the students, who showed up hours before the event to begin setting up: we prepared the food and organised the space by hanging … Continue reading Rediscovering the Australian Girl: Book Launch Recap
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
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 So you want to write a children’s picture book?
Grattan Street Press and the Australian Centre proudly invite you to join us for a drink (or two) as we celebrate the launch of our second book, Force and Fraud, by Ellen Davitt (now available in our shop). Force and Fraud A bad-tempered squatter is murdered in country Victoria and the local townsfolk are swept … Continue reading Force and Fraud Book Launch
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Melbourne is the literary capital of Australia. Isn’t that how it goes? Au contraire: many a folk from the mother country have the impression Sydney is the best place to get published – that it is the cultural and literary hub of the country. Yes, we Melburnians know … Continue reading Melbourne, City of Books