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October

at Ford Street

 
 

Farewell Jack and Molly

Ford Street has sadly farewelled our gatehouse guardians Jack and Molly in the past year.

It’s now up to Benji to stand guard. At eleven weeks old he’s proving himself very capable. Pull hard enough on this string and that cat will surely topple!

(Don’t worry, we cut the string before the inevitable could happen.)

 

Upcoming Titles

We have a great line up of books scheduled for October release. Just a reminder that while some Ford Street titles are showing at TL Distribution as “unavailable” or “on order”, this is due to stock being processed. It can take some time. Be assured that every Ford Street book is still in print and available.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are having difficulties ordering our titles.

 

Sneak Preview!

Ready, Steady, Hatch!, by Ben Long and David Cornish, will be our first release of 2017.

Ten chicks are excited to discover the world outside their eggshells, but the smallest is soon separated from the rest. Where can she be?

This is a rollicking adventure about curiosity, camaraderie and, above all, having a play along the way! For pre-order details, contact our distributors at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Literary Festival

Ford Street is gearing up to present a literary festival at Scotch College. Here’s some of the group that toured schools in Rockhampton and Emerald last month: Robert Favretto, Justin D’Ath, Meredith Costain, Julie Fison, Pamela Rushby, Paul Collins and Marjory Gardner (L-R from top).

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like us to organise a literary festival for you. It's cheaper than you might think.

We're on Instagram!

Ford Street is on Instagram. Follow us to see what's going on in the office!

New Plays

Our illustrious publisher, Paul Collins, is still writing.

Pearson has just published his three new plays in their Bug Club Fluent Fiction Play series.

Meet the Team

Ford Street is currently supported by Raquel, Tiana, Jaimi, Emma and Tim (L-R).

Robyn and Gemma are at their ‘real’ jobs. Good luck for the future, we miss you already!

Creative Net News

Creative Net Speakers’ Agency is now representing Marie Alafaci (VIC), Craig Cormick (ACT), Harry Laing (NSW), Josh Langley (WA), Patrick Guest (VIC), and Stef Hodgson (VIC). Welcome to the team!

Remember, we don’t charge a booking fee!

New Distributors

Just a reminder that we're now represented by NewSouth Books and distributed by TL Distribution. Contact details below.

Best wishes,
Jaimi Kuster

 
 
 
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Welcome

to term three

 
 

Last Chance to Register!

Don't miss our Keeping Books Alive event at Lilydale Heights College on July 26. Speakers this year include Wendy Orr, author of the international bestselling book Nim's Island, and Archimede (Archie) Fusillo.

All catering is provided for the day, and books will be available for purchase and signing.

You can check out all the details here.

Don't miss out, tickets are selling fast!

 

Book Week

Are you looking for authors and illustrators for book week and literacy week this year? At Creative Net Speakers' Agency, we represent many very popular and highly experienced authors and illustrators who love book week just as much as the kids do!

If you have already booked your authors for book week (Aug 20-26) and literacy week (Aug 29-Sep 4), why not consider a literary festival? See what our friends have said about these events at the link below.

 

Congratulations

We would like to congratulate Archimede (Archie) Fusillo on receiving the Nino Sanciolo Prize at the Italian Cultural Institute in South Yarra, VIC.

Archie is extremely talented, and we have been fortunate enough to publish his book, Dead Dog in the Still of the Night. You can purchase this fantastic book here.

Upcoming Titles

In October this year we'll release two books in the Legends series, Against the Spin and Chasing the Break by Michael Panckridge.

We're also releasing Spark by Adam Wallace and Andrew Plant in October. This beautiful book explores a bushfire from the bushfire's perspective and covers many aspects of the Australian school curriculum.

Not sure which Ford Street books to read next? Check out these recent reviews for Isobelle Carmody's Alyzon Whitestarr and Justin D'Aths Three.

 

We're on Instagram!

Ford Street is now on Instagram. Follow us to see what's going on in the office!

OzKids

Do you have students, nephews, nieces or children who are budding writers and illustrators?

There is no better magazine in Australia than OzKids in Print to get published.

Check out their website for more information

The closing date for the next issue is October 7, so you'd better get cracking!

Creative Net News

Our speakers’ agency, Creative Net, is now also representing Allayne Webster, Lauren Nicolle Taylor, Jeannette Rowe and Leanne White.

 

Welcome to the team!

An Evening With...

Our seminar on May 27 was another entertaining evening. Thank you to our wonderful guest presenters and to all those who attended. We were very lucky to have such highly acclaimed and successful authors as Tommy Wallach, Jeannette Rowe and Kyle Mewburn share their experiences and knowledge.

Our next evening will feature more amazing guests. Keep an eye out for further information in your inbox!

 

Changing distributors

It is with regret that we leave Macmillan and Alliance Distribution Services, but we look forward to exciting times ahead with NewSouth and TL Distribution.

From September 1 please order your books from TL Distribution.

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Now Open

 
 

Awards

Congratulations to Paul Collins (editor) and all the contributors to Rich and Rare. It's just made the CBCA's Notable Book List (Older Readers). Shortlist to be announced next week.

Congratulations also to Adam Wallace, Jack Wodhams and Tom Gittus, whose book The Vanilla Slice Kid has been shortlisted for the REAL Awards (Younger Readers).

Good luck to everyone involved!

 

Upcoming Titles

In September this year we'll release Craig Cormick's Valdur the Viking and the Ghostly Goths. A hilarious, character-driven book for kids aged 6-10, this one is sure to get some attention!

We're also releasing Home of the Cuckoo Clock in hard cover in July. This beautiful picture book explores the magic of time and is targeted at kids 6+. A paperback version will be released in October.

 

Creative Net News

Our speakers’ agency, Creative Net, is now also representing Dawn Meredith, Patrick Guest, and Sue Whiting.

 

Welcome to the team!

An Evening With...

Our seminar on May 6 was a great success! Thank you to our wonderful presenters and to all those who attended. Our next evening will feature more international guests. Make sure you grab your seat before they're all gone! See flyer below for details.

 
 
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2016 HAS ARRIVED


And with it comes an exciting line-up of new releases from Ford Street.

This year is to be filled with wild and imaginative fantasies, chilling thrillers and adventures. There are stories for both children and teens alike, and sequels and new stories from our favourite authors.
First up in March comes Dance, Bilby, Dance, both written and illustrated by Tricia Oktober.

With vivid and colourful illustrations, Bilby learns to dance across pages and into imaginations.

Recommended for children ages 5+, Dance, Bilby, Dance comes out just in time for Easter, and makes a great companion to Tricia's other titles Butterfly and Oscar, Blue Moon and The Lost Tail (written by Patricia Bernard).
 
Next up in April comes the much anticipated sequel to DC Green's Monster School.

Goblin Mafia Wars continues the adventures of PT, the human king of Monstro City, as he faces new challenges—like the fact that everyone wants him dead! With the help of his Dead Gang monster mates, will PT be able to prevent a goblin mafia world and save the world?

For ages 10 and up.


Also out in April is a new, revised version of best-selling Isobelle Carmody's Alyzon Whitestarr.

After an accident which temporally leaves Alyzon in a coma, she wakes up to find herself with a strange new ability. Alyzon can smell emotions, and perceive people's essences—and concurrently has a new sense for danger.

Alyzon Whitestarr was the winner of the Aurealis Award for best young adult novel in 2005.
 
Out in May from new author Cheree Peters is Time Catcher, the first book in The Variants series.

This post-apocalyptic tale follows Althea, who lives a luxurious life until she is kidnapped by the vicious Variants—but not everything is as it seems, and Althea is soon questioning everything she thought she knew.

Time Catcher is recommended for ages 12 and up.
 
In June comes the edge-of-your-seat thriller Three from Justin D'Ath, author of the internationally best -selling Extreme Adventures.

When the president of Zuntuga dies, his son, Sunday Balewo, finds himself on the run from the unlikeliest of assassins—a baboon with a bomb.

Three is an excellent book for reluctant readers with non-stop action and short chapters.
These are only some of Ford Street's upcoming releases, however. For a full list of books, see here.
And don't forget that you can book any of our authors or illustrators (and many more) for your next event at Creative Net Speakers' Agency.
We don't charge a booking fee!
 
 
 
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Welcome to 2015!

Ford Street has kicked off the year with a stunning line up of books. In March we launch Tricia Oktober's Blue Moon. This will be followed by The Warlock's Child series by Paul Collins and Sean McMullen. These six titles will be released from April through to September. At the RRP of $12.95, this series will prove a winner for bookshops, libraries and schools.

We also look forward to Voicing the Dead by Gary Crew, Footy Dreaming by Michael Hyde, Scatterlings by Isobelle Carmody, Goblin Mafia Wars by DC Green, Belinda, the Ninja Ballerina by Candida Baker and Mitch Vane, The Chocolate Vampire by Michael Salmon and The Vanilla Slice Kid by Adam Wallace and Jack Wodhams.

In breaking news, we have also contracted Isobelle Carmody's Alyzon Whitestarr.
 




 

Thinking of running a children's literature festival?


Now is the time to book your 2015 authors and illustrators. Creative Net Speakers’ Agency is moving from strength to strength. We’re the only speakers’ agency in the country that does not charge a booking fee. Compare the cost of any of our speakers with other agencies and you are guaranteed to save! Take a look at www.fordstreetpublishing.com/cnet

Feel free to call (03) 9416 4062 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any queries or would like a quote. Apart from huge savings you will be surprised at our efficiency.
 
If you are in Melbourne on March 11 pop along to our An Evening With . . . event starring:
Isobelle Carmody
Adam Wallace

On tour:

Deborah Abela will be in Melbourne
May 7-8 for primary school talks, workshops or PD sessions.
 
Deborah is a trained teacher and was the producer/writer of a national Kids’ TV show before leaving to write over 20 novels, including Max Remy, Grimsdon and New City. Her talks, workshops and PD sessions are interactive and fun, leaving kids and teachers excited about books and reading. Get in touch with us to book her.

 
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