Showing posts with label Issues. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Issues. Show all posts

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Issue 286 December 1


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The latest issue of Buzz Words – 1 December 2018 -- is jam-packed and oozing at the seams with children's literature goodness.

Here are some of the things you'll find inside the latest issue:
  • 11 children’s and educational book markets to investigate (Australian and overseas) plus a profile of the Australian children’s book publisher, Dirt Lane Press
  • 7 Opportunities and Events
  • 3 Writers’ Festivals and Conferences
  • 11 competitions (plus numerous announcements of award winners). We also reminder readers of the inaugural Buzz Words Short Story Prize with prize-money of $1,500, to be judged by Bill Condon, Dianne Bates, Cathie Tasker and Jackie French which closes on 31 December
  • The Inside Scoop with author Stefan Nicholson
  • A profile in Book Creator of American children’s author, Paula Danziger
  • Spotlight on YA with YA author Zana Fraillon
  • An interview with award-winning children’s author, Janeen Brian
  • In Who’s Who in children’s books, a profile of Susannah Chambers, Commissioning Editor of books for children and young adults at Allen & Unwin.
  • A profile of children’s author Catherine Bauer
  • Our new section titled Resources offers 10 ways to improve your writing
  • A new section called ‘The Secret’ which shows the secret to finishing a book                                    
  • and then there’s the usual segments of industry news, useful websites, have your say, and classifieds.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Issue 280 1 September 2018

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The latest issue of Buzz Words – 1 September 2018 -- is jam-packed and oozing at the seams with children's literature goodness.

Here are some of the things you'll find inside the latest issue:

  • Well over 100 children’s and educational book markets to investigate (Australian and overseas) plus a profile of the Australian children’s book publisher, Berbay
  • 10 Opportunities and Events
  • 5 Writers’ Festivals and Conferences
  • 11 courses for writers and illustrators
  • 9 competitions (plus numerous announcements of award winners). We also announce the inaugural Buzz Words Short Story Prize with prize-money of $1,500, to be judged by Bill Condon, Dianne Bates, Cathie Tasker and Jackie French.
  • The Inside Scoop where authors talk about their journey to publication featuring Monica Lizama and Josh Reid who talk about their latest books.
  • How I Promote My Book with ideas from prolific children’s author and promoter, Goldie Alexander
  • An Interview with booking agent Becky Lucas
  • A profile of literary agent Alex Adsett in Who’s Who in Publishing
  • A profile of husband and wife writer and illustrator team Jan and Stan Berenstain by Di Bates in our feature on Book Creators.
  • Our new section titled Resources offers the names and websites of over 40 Australian children’s publishers and editors
and the usual segments of industry news, articles, useful tips and classifieds.

Don’t forget, either, to check out www.buzzwordsmagazine.com where we review children’s books and showcase writing and illustrations by members as well as their many achievements.

Don’t forget to check out our children’s book reviews and our showcase of writing and illustrations bysubscribers as well as their many achievements.

(Request a free sample of Buzz Words here)



Monday, 20 August 2018

Issue 279 15 August 2018

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The latest issue of Buzz Words – 15 August 2018 -- is jam-packed and oozing at the seams with children's literature goodness.

Here are some of the things you'll find inside the latest issue:
  • 33 markets to investigate (Australian and overseas) plus a profile of the Australian children’s book publisher, Vivid
  • 10 Opportunities and Events
  • 3 Festivals and Conferences
  • 6 courses for writers and illustrators
  • 4 competitions (plus numerous announcements of award winners)
  • The Inside Scoop where authors talk about their journey to publication featuring Julie Murphy and Maura Finn who talk about their latest books.
  • How I Promote My Book with ideas from Sophie Masson, author and publisher of Christmas Press books.
  • An Interview with Pamela Hewitt who runs courses on how to self-edit
  • A profile of award winning, children’s book advocate Libby Gleeson Who’s Who in Publishing
  • A profile of illustrator Quentin Blake by Amy Adeny in our feature on Book Creators.
  • Our new Resources section offers dozens of writing and illustrating tips from websites of proactive children’s authors and illustrators.
and the usual segments of industry news, articles, useful tips and classifieds.

Don’t forget to check out our children’s book reviews and our showcase of writing and illustrations bysubscribers as well as their many achievements.

(Request a free sample of Buzz Words here)



Friday, 10 August 2018

Issue 278 August 1 2018

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The latest issue of Buzz Words – 1 August 2018 -- is jam-packed and oozing at the seams with children's literature goodness.

Here are some of the things you'll find inside the latest issue:
·                  63 markets to investigate (Australian and overseas) plus a profile of an Australian children’s book publisher
·                  15 Opportunities and Events
·                  11 Festivals and Conferences
·                  11 courses for writers and illustrators
·                  2 competitions (plus numerous announcements of award winners)
·                  The Inside Scoop where authors talk about their journey to publication featuring Ruth Waters and Anne Donnelly who talk about their latest books.
·                  How I Promote My Book with ideas from Hazel Edwards who must be one of Australia’s most productive authors and book promoters.
·                  An Interview with prize-winning Australian children’s author and illustrator Peter Carnavas
·                  A profile of April Murdoch, Faber Writing Academy Manager in Who’s Who in Publishing
·                  Our new section titled Resources shows readers Galleries and Centres for Children’s Literature in Australia and overseas.
and the usual segments of industry news, articles, useful tips and classifieds.

Don’t forget, either, to check out www.buzzwordsmagazine.com where we review children’s books and showcase writing and illustrations by members as well as their many achievements.

(Request a free sample of Buzz Words here)

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Issue 277, 15 July 2018


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Here are some of the things you'll find inside the latest issue:

  • markets to investigate (11)

  • opportunities and events (6)

  • festivals and Conferences (7)

  • courses (11)

  • competitions (3)

The Inside Scoop where authors talk about their journey to publication featuring Sue Whiting whose most recent book is Missing. Sue was Publishing Manager and Senior Commissioning Editor at Walker Books Australia for ten years, before leaving in 2016 to concentrate on her writing and to work from home as a freelance editor, writing coach and mentor. 

How I Promote My Book with ideas from Tania McCartney. Tania is an experienced magazine and book editor, independent publisher, features writer and columnist with 30 years experience in magazines and publishing. She currently has 40 books in print or in production. 

An Interview Jeanie Axton, manager of the Australian Children's Poetry website. 

An article on Finding a Publisher by editor Dianne (Di)Bates, who has published more than 130 books for young readers in a career lasting 30+ years

An article on Facebook Groups for Children’s and YA Literature People by Sandy Fussell. Sandy is the internationally published author of 14 books for children including the Samurai Kids series. She is also an ICT consultant, systems analyst and edits an e-newsletter called Writer Tech.  and the the usual segments of industry and award news, useful tips and resources.

This issue we're highly recommending Jane Friedman's a middle of the year look at how 2018 is shaping up publishing wise. What is trending? Who stays strong... and what really is going on in the back lists. 

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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Issue 276, 1 July 2018


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This issue's Buzz Words is jam-packed and oozing at the seams with children's literature goodness.

Here are some of the things you'll find inside the latest issue:

  • 51 markets to investigate (mostly overseas in this issue)
  • 14 Opportunities and Events

  • 13 Festivals and Conferences

  • 7 courses

  • 5 competitions including our own Buzz Words competition open to subscribers only. Send in your first paragraph and you might win one of two $50 prizes.

The Inside Scoop where authors talk about their journey to publication featuring Zanni Louise (whose latest book Errol is a favourite). Zanni Louise is a children’s author from Northern NSW. Zanni has written two CBCA Notable picture books and a series for independent readers. Her books are available in 19 countries. 

How I Promote My Book with ideas from Allison Tait (aka A.L. Tait),  the internationally published bestselling author of two middle-grade adventure series: The Mapmaker Chronicles and The Ateban Cipher. She blogs regularly about all aspects of writing and book promotion. 

An Interview with Michael Gerard Bauer. Read how when Michael’s early ambitions of becoming either a samurai warrior, a ninja or a famous singer-songwriter didn’t eventuate, he followed his love of words and stories and became an English teacher instead. In 2000 he resigned from teaching to pursue his real dream of writing. In 2005 his first novel The Running Man was named the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers.
and the the usual segments of industry news, useful tips and resources.

This issue we're highly recommending a visit to Nicole Malanson's WordMothers blog to read her excellent post on the results of her Facebook advertising experiment.

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