Description : Third edition of a guide to print and digital publishing contracts for authors and illustrators, first published 1983. Examines the recent changes in copyright law and moral rights legislation. Contains information on negotiating with your publisher, indigenous copyright and problem clauses. Included also are sample agreements for commissioned works, checklists, contact reference list and index.
Description : Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace 1840s–1940s explores how Australian writers and their works were present in the United States before the mid twentieth century to a much greater degree than previously acknowledged. Drawing on fresh archival research and combining the approaches of literary criticism, print culture studies and book history, David Carter and Roger Osborne demonstrate that Australian writing was transnational long before the contemporary period. In mapping Australian literature’s connections to British and US markets, their research challenges established understandings of national, imperial and world literatures. Carter and Osborne examine how Australian authors, editors and publishers engaged productively with their American counterparts, and how American readers and reviewers responded to Australian works. They consider the role played by British publishers and agents in taking Australian writing to America, and how the international circulation of new literary genres created new opportunities for novelists to move between markets. Some of these writers, such as Christina Stead and Patrick White, remain household names; others who once enjoyed international fame, such as Dale Collins and Alice Grant Rosman, have been largely forgotten. The story of their books in America reveals how culture, commerce and copyright law interacted to create both opportunities and obstacles for Australian writers.
Description : AUSTRALIAN TRAGIC is about a nation that began its life as a stage for misfortune - and ever since has struggled to outgrow its birthright. These are gripping tales that take us into the heart of this country: tales of genuine catastrophe, of grand chances gone astray, of fools and their plans pathetically undone, of heartbreaking sadness and violent loss, and of both goodness and human evil. From Aboriginals being curious in an American circus to the story of Martin Bryant at Port Arthur, and from Bob Bungey, who survived The Battle of Britain, but couldn't face life when his young wife suddenly died soon after he came home, to the doctor who died minutes before he was to deliver a paper revealing the secret of using monkey glands to improve human health and stamina, and sexual virility - all these stories are told in a gripping narrative style, driven by eyewitness testimony, a solid sense of place, and a mood of impending doom. And we thought we knew our history.
Description : Fairyland... It's not what you think! Everything has gone wrong. The Queen has wrinkled like a prune; Fairyland's greatest story teller, is trapped as a book; and the land is dying. The Queen believes planet Earth has the solution to all their problems. The Indian Fairy risks her life to try and save her own land. The battles seem endless... ruthless PIRATES, wet wings, soggy dust, deadly poisonous spears, and lost mystical powers... just to name a few. Fact mixed with fiction, primarily written for middle grade, the story can be enjoyed by all who delight in fairies, pirates, magic, mystery, adventure and the world of fantasy and make-believe. For educational interactive chapter quizzes, and fun activities for the whole family with answers and references: Contact the author, D.A. Brosnan via [email protected] Fact mixed with fiction, to create a modern-day fairy-tale.
Description : This collection of essays discusses contemporary publishing in Australia—a trade that generates nearly $2 billion annually—while analyzing the structure and dynamics of the industry in the context of social, cultural, and legal forces. Diligent focus is paid to key topics such as the culture of an average Australian publishing house, the decline of literary publishing, and the impact of new technologies on the industry. Discussions on the publishing of specific genres—from romance and crime fiction to poetry and feminist literature—are also included.