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It’s a given that if you’re not in Victoria you’re unlikely to attend the launch. But if you would like to purchase either book they’re available from Ford Street at $19.95 each signed and posted free. Email us for payment details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would prefer e-versions, click here for The Beckoning and here for The Only Game in the Galaxy.

What a year 2013 has been! Ford Street has published twenty books and two 2014 titles are here ready for their release in March.

Some highlights: Trust Me Too, edited by Paul Collins with an introduction by Judith Ridge, was selected as one of the titles for The White Ravens 2013. This is an annual selection of the top 250 books from around the world prepared by the International Youth Library in Germany. The list is presented at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. Thanks go to the 50+ contributors! 

Gracie and Josh by Susanne Gervay and Serena Geddes was shortlisted in the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards 2013. Isobelle Carmody’s Greylands is set to become a film. Ford Street recently acquired the book rights for Greylands and Scatterlings

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A nice surprise for those of you who loved Foz Meadows’ Solace and Grief: intern Daniela has produced a trailer for the sequel, The Key to Starveldt.  And here is Christina Booth's trailer for Welcome Home.

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We've hosted several book launches, notably George Ivanoff's Gamers' Rebellion at Watsonia Library and Susanne Gervay and Serena Geddes' Gracie and Josh at Richmond Library.

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Creative Net ran several one-day literary festivals in Rockhampton and Emerald (in association with Morris Publishing) and one in both Bendigo and Craigieburn. Creative Net continues to grow and why wouldn’t it? We don’t charge schools, libraries or festival organisers a booking fee. If you haven’t looked at the site for a while you’ll be in for a surprise. We have had many authors and illustrators join us during 2013.

Speaking of which, we are considering holding another Keeping Books Alive (in association with the Children’s Charity Network) during 2014. It will be in Victoria. Expressions of interest are sought. Email your thoughts re presenters and preferred dates: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">Our digital book list continues to grow as well. We are now represented on many platforms including OverDrive, Amazon, iTunes, Wheelers (NZ), Kobo and Baen Books. Here is a sample of our digital publications: Dyson's Drop, Trust Me Too, Gamers' Challenge, Monster School.

Our other 2013 titles...

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Last but not least, here’s a sneak preview of some of the titles we’re publishing during 2014:

  • The Poppy by Andrew Plant
  • Chasing Shadows by Corinne Fenton and Hannah Sommerville
  • The Cuckoo by Gary Crew and Naomi Turvey
  • Jamie Brown Is Not Rich by Adam Wallace
  • Dead Dog in the Still of the Night by Archimede Fusillo
  • Butterfly and Oscar by Tricia Oktober
  • Elephants Have Wings by Susanne Gervay and Anna Pignataro
  • I Wish My Mum Was An Octopus by Shona Keenan and Lee Burgemeestre
  • Celia and Nonna by Victoria Lane and Kayleen West
  • Found You! by Mardi Davies
  • The Monster Who Ate Australia by Michael Salmon
  • Check out our latest catalogue catalogue


    Expect to see these covers in your bookshop or library in March and April!

          POPPY      The Cukoo            CHASING      The Monster Who Ate Australia 


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