The horses are ready at the starting line. The jockeys are sitting nervously. The crowd is waiting with baited breath…and then – BANG – They’re off! But this is no ordinary horse race. It’s crazy. It’s hilarious. It’s full of surprises. In fact, it’s EPIC! A new picture book for kids has been released […]
What if we could measure human emotions the same way we measure a kilo of flour, the distance to the shops or the days’ temperature? A new children’s book attempts to answer this very question. In the book, Marcel Gramme is an engineer working at the Bureau of Weights and Measures—an amazing place where everything […]
If you’re looking to spend some quality time with your kids, one of the best things you can do is cuddle up with them and read a book.
“Slices of quiche, slices of life,” we read, as the quiche fad spreads from the building across the whole city. “It’s such a pleasant and refreshing thing to do,” this sharing of food, that “people find themselves asking: ‘Why don’t we do this every day?’ ” – Wall Street Journal, Book Review: Droughts and Squalls
This is not a politics blog, but I’m going to write something about the stated policy position of Australia’s Liberal Party on broadband.
Independent Melbourne bookseller Brunswick Bound highlights Davide Cali and Anna-Laura Cantone’s delightful What is this thing called love? on their news blog.
“I always take the opportunity to chat to my neighbour’s about their plots and it’s our common thread. I think edible gardening could be a common thread for many people.” (Mat Pembler from The Little Veggie Patch Co).
We were thrilled to see one of our illustrators, Serge Bloch celebrated in ‘Little Big Books: illustrations for children’s picture books’, showcasing the Wilkins Farago cover design of ‘The Enemy’.
A special treat for iPad owners: the award-winning 10 Little Insects is now available from the Apple iTunes store as an iPad-friendly ebook!
Book distributor Dennis Jones highlights the lengths some independent publishers go to to get their books to market, and the extra costs that are never included in the book’s final retail price.
What does it take to change a book from French to English? We take you through the process of adapting Davide Cali and Vincent Pianina’s ’10 Little Insects’.
We returned from Clunes Booktown Festival with renewed energy, after talking about our books to many parents, teachers and librarians and, most encouraging of all, watching kids paw over them enthusiastically.
If an award falls to a writer and no-one notices, was it actually given?
Wilkins Farago Director Andrew Wilkins will be giving a talk on children’s and genre publishing at a Writers Victoria event at 7pm on Monday 21 May.
This week we got a box from Taiwan containing a very pleasant surprise: the first Chinese language edition of John Cheetham’s popular parenting manual, ‘Grow Up! How to raise an adult by being one yourself’.
Ever wondered what a real live publisher looks like? If you’re in Melbourne this Australia Day, why not come and find out?
I did a lot of work at the Frankfurt Book Fair this year, and had a lot fun. Apart from meeting with some terrific international publishers and rights agents, I also had the chance to write about the fair for two of the book trade’s must-read publications, ‘Publishing Perspectives’ and Australia’s ‘Bookseller+Publisher’.
Andrew Wilkins is reporting live from the Frankfurt Book Fair for Publishing Perspectives. He promised to tweet, but even better – we have video blog! Catch Andrew in action with his first blog here.
Wilkins Farago’s Andrew Wilkins is at this week’s Frankfurt Book Fair.
Hearty congratulations to the staff of Bookseller+Publisher’s Weekly Book Newsletter, which today has published its 2000th issue.
Where have all Melbourne’s bookshops gone? According to our modest study, Melbourne’s CBD has lost around 30% of its bookshops in just 13 years.
Imagine all the books you read coming from the same types of publishers, authors and cultures. Bibliodiversity … is about encouraging more variety in publishing and more publishers, lest we simply leave it to the large British, US, Spanish and German multinationals that bestride the book world like colossi.
IT’S TAKEN us quite a long time to get round to it—about 12 years?—but at last we have our first ever catalogue out, just in time for the busiest three months in the book retail calendar.
Wilkins Farago’s Andrew Wilkins writes for international book journal Publishing Perspectives on the joys of shopping for children’s books at international book fairs.
We had a great time at Saturday’s Children’s Book Market at Melbourne’s Federation Square. As well as selling a few books, we got the chance to talk to a lot of members of the public and get their (overwhelmingly positive) feedback on our books.
This Saturday 20 August is National Bookshop Day across Australia.
Here’s something for nothing – a free book/ebook featuring new works from Australia’s independent publishers.
The keenly-awaited reprint of ‘The Red Piano’ has arrived in the warehouse.
Father’s Day falls on the first Sunday in September in Australia, and this year we’ve got the perfect Father’s Day gift for the dad with a young family.
We are delighted to secure the services of Dennis Jones and Associates to distribute our books as of 1 August 2011. Dennis and his team will start representing our September list nationally with immediate effect.