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.
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.
‘Profit-for-purpose books like this could be risky projects but, with the support of the booksellers, The Silver Sea has exceeded expectations ...'
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.
Celebrate the ‘slow’ qualities of books—an ancient technology successfully withstanding the digital transformation of the world, created by devoted experts and curated by passionate people.
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.
Affirm Press has acquired World rights to Life Lessons for Little Ones, a new picture book series written by Jess Sanders, the bestselling author of Love Your Body.
From debut picture book author Justine Adams and featuring stunning illustrations by Camille Manley, Goodnight, Toes is the perfect book for winding down with little ones before bed. Here, Justine shares how bedtime chaos inspired this warm and dreamy book.
From celebrated children’s author Samantha-Ellen Bound comes Seven Wherewithal Way, the first book in an epic portal fantasy series for middle-grade readers. We chatted with Sam to learn more about the inspiration for this captivating new novel.
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:
Affirm Press is delighted that Sara Saleh has signed on for her debut novel to be published in 2023, following her participation in the inaugural Affirm Press Mentorship for Sweatshop Writers.
Filip Vukašin’s debut novel Modern Marriage is an absorbing contemporary Australian drama. Here, Fil reflects on his path to publication in the time of COVID.
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...