One of the joys of working in publishing is that you never quite know what you’re going to receive in your email inbox every morning – a hot new manuscript that you’ll fall in love with, an approach from an author with a new story to tell, or news about an exciting project... But yesterday morning, there was something quite different. READ MORE
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Extract: ‘What to Read and Why’ by Francine Prose
In an age defined by hyper-connectivity and constant stimulation, Francine Prose makes a compelling case for the solitary act of reading and the great enjoyment it brings. Written with her sharp critical analysis, wit, and enthusiasm, What to Read and Why is a celebration of literature that will give readers a new appreciation for the power and beauty of the written word. READ MORE
Inspiring books to help you save the planet
Plastic-free July has been plastered across social media recently. It's the latest aspect of a worldwide push for more sustainable, thoughtful living. Not every lifestyle change has to be seismic. It's possible to make small swaps and compromises to help make your modern life much more planet-friendly. READ MORE
A Single Day Has Never Been So Powerful
International Women’s Day message from Tara Moss
Can books help us cope with grief and death?
If you haven't noticed, there's a publishing trend at the moment for books about grief and death. You'll find plenty of memoirs, self-help books and novels discussing euthanasia, grief and dying, but why is this topic so hot right now? And how can books help? READ MORE
How to change your life, one teaspoon at a time
Win a signed copy of Here We Are: Notes for living on Planet Earth
Want to be a unique and effective leader?
“Why do I exist?” “Why does our institution exist?” “What is the role of a multinational corporation in our world? “What is the role of a leader in digital technology, especially as the world turns to tech as such a crucial input to drive growth?” These questions haunt me, and they motivated me to write Hit Refresh. Finding answers set me on an intellectual and introspective journey to discover what I uniquely can contribute to society and how to rediscover the soul of Microsoft, to define our role as a global company. They guide me daily in the pursuit to bring empathy together with big ideas in order to make a real difference. READ MORE
A Day In The Life of Katrina Nannestad
Katrina Nannestad is the award-winning Australian author of The Girl Who Brought Mischief, Olive of Groves, Bungaloo Creek and Red Dirt Diaries. Her newest book is The Girl, The Dog and The Writer in Rome, which is on sale now. We asked Katrina to show us what her average day looks like - and to give us some insight into where her beautiful ideas come from! READ MORE