The most anticipated Australian independent books of 2021

For me, for many, 2020 has forced an appreciation of the hyper local. Especially in Melbourne, where – for months – people were confined to long hours at home and short forays within a tight 5 km radius. Daily walks a sort of neo-Victorian stroll: going out to exercise, but also to see and be seen. And as a host …

8 Fall 2020 Independent Ledgers For Your TBR

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. This edition of my Freelance Press Recap contains a range of styles and genres that I hope will appeal to many types of readers and reading moods. Two of the selections below are spooky and make a perfect fall read. Two are a …

Independent Books, Arbor Day and Heaps of History – TheDCLine.org

The last weekend of the month, from April 26 to 28, is full of activities. Along with the events celebrating Arbor Day and Independent Bookstore Day, highlights include the DC Author Fest, the Georgetown French Market, the Georgetown House Tour, and the National Arboretum Garden Fair and Plant Sale. There are also several jazz concerts, discussions of DC history, an …

Between the lines: books and freelance writers

Independent booksellers and local writers: it’s a literary marriage made in book heaven. The owner of the new Battle Creek Books, Jim Donahue, and “tween” author Sandy Carlson of Battle Creek fully agree. Between the lines with Jim Donahue and Sandy Carlson Donahue opened the doors of his bookstore in April. After more than 30 years as a geriatric doctor …

For independent books, the only choice is to immerse or die

Immerse or Die Bundle Image Courtesy of StoryBundle.com. The literary world is on fire with the controversy surrounding this year Hugo rewards. Charges fly, political agendas are conveyed, and the giants of fantasy and sci-fi battle over who will bring home those brilliant rockets. Same George RR Martin devoted a number of serious words at the question. In the shadow …