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'Across the Bridge of Ice' by Ruth Fox will be available 31 January and is now available for pre-order

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Across the Bridge of Ice by Ruth Fox will be released 31 January 2015, and can already be pre-ordered from the following stores:

Amazon
iTunes
KoboBooks
NookBooks

and from our own store at: HaguePublishing

Across the Bridge of Ice is the sequel to The City of Silver Light of which has earned 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.com and universal praise from those who have read it:

" ... beautifully written with intriguing world building ... " Christina - Ensconced in YA

" I love ... its delicious mix of genres; allegory, family story, fantasy, science fiction. ... " Readalot

"I heartily recommend this book at any reader who enjoys something a bit out of the general line." Sally Odgers, Children's and Teen Fiction Author

About the story

In 'The City of Silver Light', Keira Leichman spent the night lost in a wild snowstorm that struck Cassidy Heights. But what really happened that night? Not even Keira can be sure. What she does know is that she's been having strange dreams since the accident, and now she's stuck with a broken ankle and the possibility of never playing soccer again. Continue Reading →

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Blog Tour wrap-up for 'Isis, Vampires and Ghosts - Oh My!' by Janis Hill 1-30 Sep 2014

Guest posts and interviews

Massive thanks to Roxanne Rhoads from Bewitching Book Tours for the work she and her bloggers put into the tour! Neither Janis nor I can recommend them too much. Thanks people. Continue Reading →

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'Behind the Words' and C31 to air an interview with Leonie Rogers this week

Photo of Behind the Words crewLeonie Rogers' interview from Continuum will be shown Monday 29 September at 8pm on Channel 31 on 'Behind the Words'. The show is being repeated Tuesday at 7:30am, and again on Sunday at 12am.

For those of us without access to this show (which includes a lot of us in Australia, and everyone outside it Australia) it will be available on Catch-Up TV from around the 5th of October at (http://www.c31.org.au).

 

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'Frontier Resistance' is now available for pre-order

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Frontier Resistance, the much awaited sequel to Frontier Incursion is now available for pre-order from

Due for release on 3 October 2014 a sample is available here.

The Garsal have landed and Frontier has changed forever. Now Shanna and her friends must master their new gifts that will enable them to seek out the alien invaders before they enslave her world.

On the plateau the Council under Tamazine (the Senior Councillor) allies with the Starlyne race. Only united do the Scouts, their starcats, and the Starlyne have any chance of surviving, but Tamazine's distrust of the alliance creates a fatal weakness.

Below, the Garsal plot. They need a new pool of human slaves to expand their empire, but first, they must locate the humans already on Frontier and subdue them. Time is running out for both invader and settler, and the outcome hangs in the balance.

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Round Five: the fight between Hachette and Amazon goes public

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On 9 August Amazon emailed a public letter to all of its authors stating its side in the ongoing dispute with Hachette.

Basically Amazon's argument boiled down to:

  •  Large publishers had illegally colluded to overcharge for ebooks. They can and should be less expensive.
  • Lowering e-book prices will help – not hurt – the reading culture, just like paperbacks did.
  • Hachette should stop using their authors as leverage and accept one of Amazon’s offers to take them out of the middle.

In support of its argument Amazon went public with information on the offers it had made Hachette to take authors out of the middle, specifically: Continue Reading →

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'Frontier Incursion' nominated for the 2014 Barbara Jefferis Award

Barbara Jefferis AwardJust been told that our nomination of Frontier Incursion for the 2014 Barbara Jefferis Award has been accepted.

The Barbara Jefferis Award is offered for 'the best novel written by an Australian author that depicts women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society'.

Barbara Jefferis was a feminist, a founding member of the Australian Society of Authors, its first woman President and, in the words of Thomas Keneally, 'a rare being amongst authors, being both a fine writer but also organisationally gifted. She was a professional and internationally published writer long before most of us dreamed of such things.'

The Award is paid from the Barbara Jefferis Literary Fund, which has been established as a result of a bequest from Barbara Jefferis’s husband, ABC film critic John Hinde, who died in 2006. The Australian Society of Authors is Trustee of the Fund.

In 2014 the Award is valued at $55,000, including a $50,000 prize for the winner. This year's Award will be assessed by Margaret Barbalet, Georgia Blain and Dorothy Johnston.

Fingers crossed we make the short-listing.

 

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Hague Publishing at Continuum X

 

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Thanks to Leonie Rogers (author of Frontier Incursion and the soon to be released Frontier Resistance), who has invited us to share a 'market stall' at Continuum X, the 53rd Australian National Science Fiction Convention, with her next weekend, we will have a presence at the convention. If you are visiting the convention make sure you catch up with her, and check out some of the work from our other fantastic authors.

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Round Three - Hachette vs Amazon

Amazon-HachetteEarlier this month reports started to circulate that Amazon had acted to slow the speed with which it fulfilled orders on Hachette's titles, with delays in some shipments reaching five weeks.

The news was first broken by the New York Times on May 8. However this appears to have only been 'round two' in an extended series of 'negotiations' which may have started back in February when Michael Sullivan first noticed that the discounts for all his Riyria books listed on Amazon.com had vanished, raising the price of  his ebooks from $8.59 – $8.89 to $9.99 and his print books from $11.41 – $13.80 to $16.00 or $17.00. What was even more disturbing, however, was the discounts on most of his fellow Orbit (the fantasy imprint of Hachette) author’s books had disappeared as well.

Michael also started to see stocking issues from March 9 with both Hachette and Amazon blaming each other for the delays (Hachette accusing Amazon of placing small orders, Amazon blaming Hachette for not filling them). However, we are now well and truly into round 3 with Amazon upping the ante by removing the preorder capabilities on many major forthcoming Hachette titles. Continue Reading →

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