YAY! Hugo Winners!
(Oh yeah, and congrats to the nominees too…)
So many others are posting this news that I’ll move on now to
Is becoming a powerhouse of Australian YA literature. (They print other stuff too…) Paul Collins – he of other seminal Australian SF editorial accomplishments, has helmed this small press to a nomination on the short list for the Victorian Premier’s Award for the novel Pool by Justin D’Ath.
YA in the US has become something of a cause celebre these days. Cory Doctorow just published one (like you didn’t know that what with all the constant PR and all) and several folks have been pointing to the better sales, better dollars, bigger growth aspects of that segment of the marketplace, suggesting that authors of traditional fare might want to give it a go.
They are also suggesting that it may be the gateway for salving the ‘graying-of-fandom’ by bringing in new, younger enthusiasts.
But what many may not know is that the Australians (and the New Zealanders for that matter) have been WAY AHEAD of this curve.
And Ford Street Publishing is one of the leaders.
Considering that they are playing into a much smaller market AND doing so successfully should clue some folks in to the fact that they know what they’re doing. If you’re looking for a model for small press success, there you go.
And if you don’t care about any of that crap and just want to read some fantasy – especially if you are looking for something a bit off the beaten path – here you go!.