The Author December 2012/January 2013

  • News – Maureen Duffy warns of the dangers of proposed copyright exceptions; Auckland Branch’s spit.it.out programme for writer readings; NZSA subscriptions are on the rise.
  • Frankfurt Book Fair – a full round-up of the Fair 2012.
  • You’d never believe it – poetry features in the top ten NZ fiction bestseller list – Adrian Blackburn investigates.
  • Ghostwriters – come out of the shadows by Grant McDuling – why recounting other people’s stories can satisfy the writer in you.
  • Procrastination – a theme of the time by Trudi Caffell – explaining the techniques used to fight the writer’s biggest enemy.
  • Publishing Scams – Chrissie Ward recounts some sad recent experiences by NZSA members and makes some suggestions as to how to avoid being ripped off.
  • Writers’ Resources
  • Geoff Walker finds sad failure on the part of the NZ book-buying public.