Q&A with author and illustrator Gwyn Perkins

2018-09-12T13:59:13+10:00September 12th, 2018|

CBCA winner Gwyn Perkins recently answered some questions from a class of curious Year Two students and his sense of humour shines through so brightly that we wanted to share the Q&A here.

Paula Keogh on the Affirm Press/Varuna Mentorship

2018-05-22T15:03:48+10:00May 22nd, 2018|

It was an intense and inspiring week. My first meeting with the editors became a three-hour discussion of my manuscript. I’d been working alone for years on my story; to talk about it with editors who had read my work deeply was my idea of heaven.

Jane Godwin: Thinking About Colour

2018-04-24T15:35:54+10:00April 24th, 2018|

I have wanted to make a book about colour for young children for some time.  As well as helping them make sense of the world, it’s a child’s first experience of the aesthetic, of art really, and of a visual, sensory, and emotional response.

What we read on our holidays

2022-01-20T14:14:38+11:00January 20th, 2022|

A good summer read feels more important than ever at the moment. Here, the Affirm Press team shares the books by (mostly) other publishers that we loved over the break.

We’re hiring a publicist!

2022-01-24T12:34:21+11:00January 19th, 2022|

Affirm Press is hiring! The newly created role of Publicist will join the existing publicity team and work with award-winning and bestselling authors across our kids and general lists.

Love Your Bookshop Day 2021

2021-10-08T22:16:16+11:00October 8th, 2021|

Whether it’s helping us find our next favourite story or delivering our books right at our doorstep – our brilliant community of local bookshops have gone above and beyond during these uncertain times, simply by being there when we needed them. Here’s a peek at how we are celebrating our love for our local bookshops on this special day:

Australian Reading Hour 2021

2021-09-14T13:36:20+10:00September 14th, 2021|

We don’t need an excuse to read. But we love that we have a reason to celebrate stories that matter and great storytellers! This Australian Reading Hour Day we’re setting aside an hour (or two) to treat ourselves to a story of our choice. Go ahead, take a look at what the team is reading today...

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