Blogosphere re-entry imminent…

Why is it that the more time passes between blogging, the harder it is to publish that new post? To paraphrase writing genius Aaron Sorkin, let’s overlook that I came late to the party, and celebrate the fact  that I turned up at all… Time to catch up on recent events in the blogosphere: They’ve started announcing the Book Bloggers … Continue reading »

Friday fry-up …

I love the interwebs, because people do stuff like this: create an extensive list of children’s authors in Australia with a guide to their blogs/websites. Handy dandy! Have you seen the new blog by 2009 Arts Queensland Poet-in-Residence Hinemoana Baker? Hinemoana has posted a poem, The Fossils, from her forthcoming collection. Make your day and … Continue reading »

Ozlit forced onto dole queue …

By now, you would have heard the anguished cries of authors around Australia railing against the Productivity Commission’s recommendations to lift all Parallel Importation Restrictions (PIR). The Commission’s report can be summed up a few keypoints: repeal PIR protecting Australian publishers and independent booksellers in 3 years ‘review’ the financial assistance needs of the Australian literary sector … Continue reading »