News and events
Lacuna online bookstore
Those of you have been asking for this feature will be pleased to know you can now buy the paperback editions of our books directly from our website. Just click the Buy Now button on each book’s page.
Now is a great time to buy a book for that special Christmas gift or for summer holiday reading. Christmas orders must be placed by 15 December to ensure timely delivery.
Eva Novy in the spotlight
Darling, impossible! was launched by comedian Jackie Loeb at the Wadsworth Gallery, Paddington NSW, in November, where author Eva Novy was kept very busy signing books.
Eva has been profiled in The Wentworth Courier, The Jewish News and on the Australian Writers Centre blog.
Memory and literature essays online
If you missed our June literary event on memory in Ian Bedford’s The Last Candles of the Night, the speeches are now available on our website. Associate Professor Kalpana Ram spoke on politics and remembering history, Professor John Sutton on fragmented and invented memory, and Professor Ross Poole on political engagement and distant memories.
Independent Publishing Conference and “bibliodiversity”
The third annual Independent Publishing Conference was held in Sydney in November 2014, run by the Small Press Network. It was a very stimulating and informative couple of days, with particular highlights being the two keynote presentations. Susan Hawthorne’s talk on “bibliodiversity” and her book of the same name, Bibliodiversity: A Manifesto for Independent Publishing, could have been written specially for Lacuna. It is our mission to publish books representing different voices that fall outside the mainstream and challenge the status quo, and that will having lasting resonance — while also being great reads.
Distribution and ONIX book data
Lacuna titles are distributed direct from the publisher within Australia and are also available from Lightning Source Australia. Internationally our books are distributed by Ingram.
Lacuna has been ONIX compliant from the outset and our ONIX files are now available for download from our website.
NSW Writers’ Centre workshops
DIY Publishing: The Business of Publishing
Publisher and editor Linda Nix presented on “The Business of Publishing” at the recent DIY Publishing workshop run by the NSW Writers’ Centre, giving prospective self-publishing authors a reality check on the costs, profit margins and other business considerations in publishing.
From Manuscript to Publication
This course run over six Saturday afternoons in June and July 2015 takes a practical, hands-on approach to getting your manuscript — and yourself — ready for the world of publishing. Presented by Linda Nix. Course info: http://www.nswwc.org.au/products-page/professional-development/from-manuscript-to-publication1/
Write | Edit | Index workshops
The following workshops are being run on 6 May 2015 in Canberra as part of the Write | Edit | Index conference.
Decoding XML: A Practical Guide for Editors
Full-day workshop presented by Lacuna publisher and editor Linda Nix.
Grammar in a Nutshell
Full-day workshop presented by Elizabeth Manning Murphy, author of Effective Writing 2nd edn.
Introduction to EndNote
Half-day workshop presented by Hilary Cadman, co-author of Effective Writing 2nd edn.