In a world saturated by advertising, it’s inevitable that even a book which deconstructs the advertising industry, must still submit to these forces and be neatly packaged and marketed like everything else.
Through the Submission Portal: My Experience as a First-Time Editor
Sarah Sasson shares tips and tricks from an editing perspective in publishing; from celebrating rejections to making your cover letter count.
BOOK REVIEW: The Jaguar by Sarah Holland-Batt
Georgia King deep dives into the emotional beast that is Sarah Holland-Batt's The Jaguar.
BOOK REVIEW: An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life by Paul Dalla Rosa
Join Nick Xuereb in exploring the 'lonely, vain and desperate' lives that inhibit Paul Dalla Rosa's An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life.
BOOK REVIEW: Emotional Female by Yumiko Kadota
In 2019, over two years before the publication of her book Emotional Female, Yumiko Kadota wrote a blog post titled ‘The ugly side of becoming a surgeon’. It’s a piece that hurts the moment it begins, with Kadota lamenting that she must ‘surrender…[her] dream of becoming a surgeon.’
BOOK REVIEW: No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood
American poet Patricia Lockwood’s debut fiction novel No One Is Talking About This discusses how we position ourselves in relation to the Internet. The novel’s protagonist is a woman who has become famous for an innocuous viral tweet—loosely inspired by Lockwood’s own participation in the forming of ‘weird Twitter’—which leads to her travelling the world, speaking as an authority on digital communication.
BOOK REVIEW: No Document by Anwen Crawford
Anwen Crawford’s No Document is many things: a letter to a lost friend; a history of art and protest; a practice of redaction and remembering; a call to action; and a lament. No Document is a text made up of fragments.
Reinterpreting Titles: When Books Cross the Sea
I love languages, and as a person from Chinese diaspora I’m aware that there is something fascinating about my own language—how it can encapsulate so much more than English, but with fewer characters. So what about English-to-Chinese translations—especially in book titles, which convey the whole story at a glance?
Nine Trends in Australian Book Cover Design in 2021
Joanna Bloore discusses some of the most popular and emerging trends for Australian book covers.
The Gen Z Crochet Renaissance
Lily Miniken shares her crochet journey and how it has helped her throughout lockdown, throwing in personal anecdotes and a short history of crochet.