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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Notes From the Editor November 2013

Taken from IFWG Publishing's November 2013 Newsletter.

Sorry about the late newsletter - have been very busy editing and publishing new titles - we in IFWG Publishing definitely have some momentum.

First, new titles.

From the previous newsletter we have published Paper Magic, a wonderful children's book with strong messages about overcoming disabilities, and friendship. Jeffery E Doherty, the writer and wonderful illustrator, had his formal Launch last month in his home town in Australia and it was extremely successful - it was in a school hall with general community attendance, including one of the local bookstores. Over 140 people attended. Well done, Jeffery! I truly wish I could have been there.

Brumbies in the Mist, the third of five books in the Brumbies series, was released in October with a new-look cover - spectacular work by Elizabeth Lang, who is a prolific author of ours, but also a book cover designer. Stay tuned, as we are going to 'retrofit' the first two books of the series (Brumbies and Brumbies in the Snow) into the same look and feel as Brumbies in the Mist. They will be released over the coming four or five weeks.

It is with great pleasure to announce that we have released Loria, book one of the Tower series, by Canadian author Jesse McMinn. This is a unique epic fantasy, with a parallel Earth backdrop, written by a young man who is still in College. One of the wonderful things about being a small, independent publisher, is the opportunity to give new writers leg-ups, and it is more pleasurable indeed when it is someone who is young and talented. The cover is spectacular, a great scene from the book by artist Jeffery Doherty.

Finally, I would like to put a good word in for SQ Mag. Since earlier this year it has become a paying market, and with a more attractive system in place for prospective writers, and a lot of very hard work by the SQ Mag team, the quality and production has been recently outstanding. The covers are out-and-out professional, as is the spread of fiction, book reviews, and smattering of articles. To top it all off, IFWG Publishing Australia released the first of SQ Mag's best fiction annuals, Star Quake 1, with great cover (yes, again Jeffery Doherty) and 19 outstanding work of short fiction.
I ask you all to put good words in for Star Quake and SQ Mag - it is a worthwhile journal that supports new talent, as well as a major marketing wing for IFWG Publishing's work, as it is the major sponsor. SQ Mag is free to the public, but relies heavily on donations, and on sales of Star Quake.

Stay tuned next month, because, yes, there will be further releases!

Gerry Huntman

Chief Editor IFWG 
Publishing Manager, IFWG Publishing Australia

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