Sorry for all the exclamation marks, I do know that Terry Pratchett felt that too many exclamation marks is the sure sign of a diseased mind, but I need them all, so much excitement. For me, this year looks to be the year when everything seems to be dropping back ...

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I’m so excited to write about Dandy-Con I almost lost my ability to word good. Set at the fabulous Dandnong Library at 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong. I attended on the 27th April which is not that long ago. This might have been their second convention, with the first being held ...

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I was planning on writing last week. I had it all planned out. Drive from Sydney during the day and then in the evening write for you lot. It was an excellent plan, sadly, my body had different ideas. I was too tired to think. And that leads me nicely ...

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Because I haven’t finished my current book I’m going to ramble a bit about what I did on the weekend. It was a fun time, but I’m seriously exhausted and there’s so much happening this week. Limmud Oz is a conference, although they bill it as a festival, that gives ...

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I’m sure many of you can understand that. I’ve got a number of large, and long, projects on my To Do List. I think it’s probably too many, but I seem to actually have some kind of focus at the moment. This afternoon I managed to power my way through ...

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I don’t have a book to write about so I’m going to talk about my weekend. There is relevance to books. It was really busy and despite one good night’s sleep I’m looking forward to more sleep tonight. The two things I want to talk about are a play we ...

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I’m still reading that book of short stories, with just over 400 pages to go I will finish some time soon. But I figured it’s been a while since I looked at the publishing industry so I thought I’d look around and see what’s happening. There’s lots of new books ...

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I was fortunate enough to get an invitation to the Walker Books YA Preview night last week. It was very exciting, not quite as good as when I flew to Sydney for the Penguin Random House National Book Bloggers Forum 2014 (NBBF14) but that’s because in 2014 it was in ...

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Audiobooks are a challenge to create. They are an added expense and can take lots of time. I don’t have dollar figures for audiobooks but who you choose will make a difference as to the bottom line. Some people will read the book themselves, this is very time consuming but ...

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Almost every year I’ve received an email offering me a free media pass to the London Bookfair. Each year I’ve looked at this email while turning a distinct shade of green. They always send it out only a few days prior to the event. And the problem is organising tickets ...

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I’ve been a fan of CoNZealand for ten years before it became a reality. I first heard of what it might be back at AussieCon in 2010. Last night CoNZealand finished and I am exhausted. But let me start from a little before that so you have some understanding of ...

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Something I used to do in the dim, dark past i.e. before I started studying at university, was to write an occasional article about what was happening in the book industry. I’ve had a couple of interesting things come across my desk recently so I’m going to share some of ...

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With my last assignment for my degree due to be submitted at the end of May I started putting a little thought into what I’d do to celebrate. Getting a degree is a big achievement for anyone and I’m no different to anyone else. I wanted to celebrate. With the ...

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Hello and hello! In all the fun and games to do with the Seventh Australian Discworld Convention a week and a half ago, followed by the upheaval of Passover I completely forgot to write for my blog. I shouldn’t have forgotten, Monday this week was the tenth anniversary of me ...

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I was going to write about the book I’ve just finished. Then I stopped and thought how I would normally write about what I’m doing next weekend. It’s a tradition of mine to write about the Australian Discworld Convention at some stage of the game, whether before or after. Today ...

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