The Author – June/July 2013

  • President of Honour (Gavin Bishop) has definite aims
  • New President Targets Daunting Foes – Kyle Mewburn sees similarities between the challenges of his new role and those faced by the legendary double agent, James Bond.
  • Success Again for NZ Book Month – Megan Dunn talks about the efforts of many to make this year’s campaign another success.
  • National E-Book Publishing Opportunity – NZSA and Kobo Writing Life combine to offer a great national e-book publication prospect.
  • Auckland Writers & Readers Festival – Adrian Blackburn reflects on a great festival.
  • Your Book and Good Design – Paul Shadbolt gives 8 good reasons why your next book should have a designer.
  • Metadata and Maximising Sales – Thorpe-Bowker explains how the correct metadata will help indie-publishers to maximise sales.
  • Why ‘Indie’ Publishing can be best – Jocelyn Watkin expounds on her view that there are many advantages for those prepared to go indie.
  • Festival of Words in surf town – Sarah Johnson considers the pleasures and pitfalls of staging a community writers and readers festival in Raglan.
  • CLNZ & the Business of Distribution – Jackie Hayward explains how CLNZ distributes licensing income.
  • Frankfurt Fair success for Clare – Clare Feeney describes how well it can turn out for some.