In the last few months, when people have asked me what I do, I’ve blushed deeply, fumbled with my words, and eventually spluttered in a barely audible whisper: I’m an editor.
Our submissions officers Avery and Tara are on the prowl for new manuscripts for Grattan Street Press! We had a chat to Avery and Tara to find out more about the submissions process and what they look for when considering a new submission. What type of things do you look for in a new submission? … Continue reading Q&A with our Submissions Officers
Last week, Grattan Street Press’s publisher, Sybil Nolan, travelled to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Digital Book World 2019. Digital Book World is an annual conference that takes a look at all aspects of ebooks, audio books, digital book marketing, and the future of book publishing. Sybil was lucky enough to attend the conference, which ran … Continue reading Ten lessons from Digital Book World 2019
'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.
It’s 2 pm in the afternoon, between classes, and most of us are forking the previous night’s leftovers into our mouths while we wait for the last stragglers to arrive. We are sitting around two tables haphazardly pulled together in a dim, dusty room filled with odd bits of furniture. Some magazines and books line … Continue reading A Publishing Revolution
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
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
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
I was eleven the first time I encountered a queer couple in print. It was through Kerry Greenwood’s YA fantasy trilogy, Stormbringer (2005-6). The series was one of my first ventures out of the market strand of children’s literature and into the big something else. In fact, I found the second book, Lightning Nest, at … Continue reading The Importance of Publishing Queer Characters
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