The results of the Choice poll on Parallel Importation of books are available on the Australian Society of Authors website at www.asauthors.org
There are some benefits of parallel importation as the law stands at present when an Australian publisher doesn’t publish a local edition within 30 days.
Author Gunilla Miranda is thrilled to be going to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October where she will promote her new book Nobel Prize to Ride-on mower a biographical narrative. Gunilla is also writing a regular column, You Can Do It, as well as a feature article for a U. S magazine. You will soon be able to catch up with Gunilla’s news at her new website at http://www.gunillamiranda.com which is currently under construction.
Some Australian authors are eagerly waiting to hear if their papers have been accepted for the IASA Goa 2010 Conference. It promises to be a stimulating and informative conference which has been organised by Professor Gopal and Professor Sareen, among others. The Australian authors who have submitted abstracts are all excellent speakers with relevant and interesting topics to discuss. I’m wishing everybody good luck and hoping we all meet in Goa in 2010. Good friends and colleagues, Meenakshi Bharat and Sujata Sankranti are also planning to participate—so it would be an excellent opportunity to catch up with them again. We’re also hoping to launch the Picador India book of Indo-Australian stories, Fear Factor Terror Incognito, there. Yes, it is still about to be released in India and I hope to announce the news of its release shortly.
Negotiations continue in Australia….which is why we are pleased that we can at least have a few copies sent from India after 30 days, if it is not yet published locally.
Today’s Writing Tip
Take every opportunity that presents itself, dream of what might be–and write a story about a character who is living your dream.