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Letter to My Teenage Self raises $20,000 for charity in two weeks

Affirm Press is delighted to announce that Letter to My Teenage Self, published earlier this month, has already raised an impressive $20,000 for the Reach Foundation.

Letter to My Teenage Self is the passion project of teenager Grace Halphen who, after having a tough time transitioning between schools, set out to create a book that would help other teenagers feel reassured and less isolated when they went through tough times. The book features letters from 55 prominent Australians offering the advice they wish they’d heard when they were growing up.

All profits from the book are being donated to the Reach […]

September 21st, 2016|

Alecia Simmonds’ WILD MAN wins the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for Non-fiction

Congratulations to Alecia Simmonds on winning the Davitt Award for Non-fiction at the Sisters in Crime gala dinner on Saturday 27 August for her debut book, Wild Man.

August 28th, 2016|

Greg French on THE LAST WILD TROUT and fishing for conservation

Greg French believes that fly fishers have discovered how to develop physical and spiritual connections with nature that are completely sustainable. ‘Trout are found in some of the most wild, romantic and scenically diverse habitats on Earth, and fly fishers the world over share a unique camaraderie, something universally profound and sincere.

July 27th, 2016|

If a Book Was a Beer, What Would It Taste Like?

Affirm Press is crafting its very own ‘book beer’ and we'd love suggestions from publishing folk on what ingredients we should include.

June 1st, 2016|

Affirm Press signs one of the inaugural winners of our Varuna Mentorship Award: 2016 applications open

Affirm Press is pleased to announce that we have acquired the rights to publish Paula Keogh’s memoir The Green Bell. In October 2015 Paula received manuscript development from our editors, Ruby Ashby-Orr and Kate Goldsworthy, as part of the Affirm Press Mentorship Award at Varuna House.

May 18th, 2016|

Internships: the value of practical experience

When it comes to the publishing industry, internships are a fact of life...

May 6th, 2016|

Affirm Press in April

Nearly three years ago, we restructured and committed ourselves wholeheartedly to publishing and we’ve been expanding ever since. We’re officially the fastest growing publisher in Australia, but we pride ourselves more on being the most positive publisher in Australia (through a combination of dynamism, idealism and, frankly, naivety).

April 27th, 2016|

Where have the big guys and the multi-nationals gone?

Yes, yes it’s that guy from Affirm Press again banging his drum again about small and Aussie publishers...

April 7th, 2016|
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