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IBPA Publishing MAP (Models and Author Pathways)

An overview and resource for the book publishing industry and for authors looking at different pathways to getting their creative works published.

IBPA’s goal is to educate and advocate for our members, and we also look to provide trusted resources that can help promote sound business practices, collaboration, and quality publishing across the industry. The IBPA Publishing MAP is one more way in which we can advance that goal.

Launched in February 2024, the IBPA Publishing MAP is available as a free PDF resource for the entire publishing community.

‘The Journing Plague’ is now available

Front Cover showing a futuristic train and a pile of skullsShaune Lafferty Webb’s ‘The Journing Plague’, published by Hague Publishing and released 1 March is now available for pre-order from all online distributors and from your local bookshop, or direct from the publisher (including the first chapter at: http://www.z.haguepublishing.com/TJP

Tricked into joining the Resistance, Journer Kai Astada is tasked with disproving their government’s claim that the Journer caste is responsible for the plague now raging across Pedora. He didn’t expect to upend the world in the process.

A twist on the age-old question: Are we alone in the universe?

Our latest newsletter is now available (March 2023)

  • New Releases
    • Dark Days by Leonie Rogers, book 2 in the Albatar Chronicles
    • The White Pavilion by Ruth Fox
    • Slipstream by Alice Godwin
    • The Audiobook of Nightfall as narrated by Alan Malcolm and Sally Bruce
  • Coming Soon for 2023
      • Asparagus Grass by Adrian Deans
      • The War of the Worlds in Real Time, a fictionalised docudrama written by HG Wells, Leonie Rogers, Michael Cnudde, Andrew Harvey, and Ken Vickery will be tweeted live throughout the month of June
  • Author News
        • New Eden, by Ruth Fox, book 2 in CatCat Publishing’s The Ark Trilogy to be released 29 April.
        • Andrew J. Harvey has another book in The Portal Adventures coming out from Peasantry Press on May 2.
        • Asparagus Grass’ Adrian Deans has been busing on Muse.
  • And a reminder about our Trilogy Paperback Packs (Save 10% and free P&P)
    • The Frontier Series by Leonie Rogers
    • The Safe Harbour Chronicle by Shaune Lafferty Webb
    • The Bridges Trilogy by Ruth Fox

You can view the full newsletter at https://www.haguepublishing.com/newsletter/Newsletter2023-03.html

Ruth Fox’ ‘The White Pavilion’ – now available for pre-order (released 4 Dec)

Imre is a Dancer of the White Pavilion and a courtesan in training. When she falls when performing the Dance of a Thousand Steps, a dance that has been performed every year for the past 500 years, she believes she has disrupted the will of the Pattern and is responsible for the disasters befalling her world.
Called to the Citadel by the Principe Thaniel she believes she is to be punished for her mistake. But at the Citadel, Imre finds the prince is both more and less than he seems. And even as Imre adjusts to her new life, the Brotherhood tightens its grip over the rotting, rusting metal city from their pedestal in the sky, and Imre finds her heart and loyalties torn between the Prince and Senor Grath, his Adviser.
But on a broken world that moves to the ticking of the Pendulum and the spinning of the Wheel, can Imre prevent her world from being torn apart?

And today ‘Petrichor’ was released to excellent reviews

Today ‘Petrichor’ was released, and its already been attracting excellent reviews. A very small sample includes:

  • “Petrichor was a quick and entertaining read…Although it was heartbreaking to read at times, this book did an amazing job at transforming it’s characters as the story progressed.” — Andy Fernández
  • “We feel the despair when the rains do not come, the tension within the family, and Clayton trying to make things right-the way things were before Davo died.” –
  • “I finally found a book that my little sister could read. When ever I’m reading she’s always bugging me and asking if she can read what I read but at last I have found the perfect book.” – 
  • “There is a deeply profound message in this story. One of the inner turmoil and suffering of the loss of family , and the hope that eventually they will overcome the darkness that lies within.” – Karla Kay

and more

Only 3 more days until ‘Petrichor’ is released

Only 3 more days till Petrichor becomes available for download, or to order from your local bookshop.
“There is a deeply profound message in this story. One of the inner turmoil and suffering of the loss of family , and the hope that eventually they will overcome the darkness that lies within.” – Karla Kay – Goodreads
“Petrichor is a beautiful #YA book by Melanie Rees (@FlexiRees) which covers large topics like grief & drought with warmth & sensitivity. The mixture of magic & reality makes it a fascinating & interesting story, full of adventure & intrigue. 5/5 rating” – Maddy Templeman. Reviewer.

The West Australian’s Charlotte Elton interviews Hague Publishing’s Andrew Harvey (and others) for an article on WA’s publishing industry during covid

Cover of West Aust and Insider insertWe’re included in the West Australian’s ‘Insider’ insert today (26 Aug 2021) on WA’s publishing industry. If you have access to ‘The West’, check out Charlotte’s story, ‘As the Page Turns’, starting on page 24 of the Insider’s insert. I think we’ve been quoted something like 4 times throughout the course of the article. One small mistake I do need to point out, we do actually release ALL our books as both eBook and POD nowadays.

A full copy of the article is now available as a pdf from the following link. Please be aware that the file is 84 Mb, but I’m working towards a transcript.

https://haguepublishing.com/publicity/Insider%20-%20As%20the%20page%20turns.pdf

‘PETRICHOR’ by Melanie Rees, to be released 15 October 2021.

Cover of Petrichor, boy on parched paddock, fox spirit and dust demonThe ARCs are out (Advanced Reader Copies)  and we’re busily liaising with Henry Roi PR to get the news out there about the book before the release date.

Between them, the death of Clayton’s older brother, and the drought’s Red King, has almost broken Clayton’s father. Guided by the magical creature Waringa, Clayton embarks on a quest to free the rain spirits captured by the Red King. But his efforts draw the ire of his father, even as memories of Clayton’s role in his brother’s death begin to emerge.

A sample of the book, information, and reviews is available at: https://www.haguepublishing.com/sample/Petrichor.html, and pre-order is now available for both the ebook and paperback.

15% of the publisher’s revenue from the sale of this book will be donated to the charities: Rural Aid and Beyond Blue

 

SwanCon 2021 – June 5-7

Picture of Andrew and Leonie behind the stall
Hague Publishing will be at #SwanCon this weekend (Covid permitting). The last time SwanCon was held author Leonie Rogers (@RaeYesac) joined us. This year we’re running solo, so drop by and chat, or join us for one of three panels we’re on.

A writer’s view of the pandemic5 Jun 2021, Saturday 13:00 – 14:00, Duxton 1 (Duxton Hotel)

How will the COVID-19 affect you, the writer? Have to throw away a script that was “Too soon”? More familiar with the effects of isolation? Did the quiet time finally give you time to write you magnum opus?

Samantha Murray, Andrew Harvey (Hague Publishing / Science Fiction Author), Rebecca Laffar-Smith (Sci Fi Fantasy Author), Amanda Bridgeman

Unreliable narrators: a subjective and uncertain discussion Format: Panel
6 Jun 2021, Sunday 10:00 – 11:00, Duxton 1 (Duxton Hotel)

Unreliable narrators: a subjective and uncertain tour through the story-telling options for introducing biased narrators, not limited to accidental telepathy, too much partying, deceit, stupidity and obliviousness.

Andrew Harvey (Hague Publishing / Science Fiction Author), Stephen Dedman

Writing 001: Help and assistance for new Writers6 Jun 2021, Sunday 15:00 – 16:00, Duxton 1 (Duxton Hotel)

Are YOU a new writer, or want to become a writer? Are YOU looking for guidance and/or information about where to go with your “Work in Progress” or finished novel? Wondering where to find beta readers, or just wanting to talk to people who know more about publishing and publication and markets than you do?

Join our team of Authors and Publishers as they help YOU get to the next level with advice and guidance.

Amanda Bridgeman, Russell B. Farr, Andrew Harvey (Hague Publishing / Science Fiction Author), Rebecca Laffar-Smith (Sci Fi Fantasy Author), Glenda Larke