Is ‘The International Day of Happiness’ a great reason to buy a book?

March 20 is the ‘International Day of Happiness’, and until recently I didn’t know there was such a thing. In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that recognised happiness as a ‘fundamental human goal’ and called for ‘a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples’. [...]

What is the manuscript submission process?

After months or even years writing and perfecting your manuscript, you feel ready to send it out to the wider world. You may have received great feedback from friends, family and writing colleagues but where to from here? Your first point of contact with the publishing world will be the manuscript submission process. Either to [...]

The state of the Australian book market

As we all know advancements in digital technology have changed the publishing industry forever. We constantly hear that print books are dead but does the current state of the Australian Book Market indicate otherwise? According to Think Australian 2016, published by Books+Published: ‘Books sales edged up in Australia for the second year in a row’. Sales [...]