When my publisher at Hachette Australia told me the book’s release date, I asked her if April 1 was April Fools’ Day in Australia. Yes, she said, even in Australia it’s April Fools’ Day. So then I asked if the release date was some sort of commentary on the book. No, she assured me, the release date has nothing to do with their judgment of book’s worth. (Authors — at least this one — are an insecure lot and need reassurance every so often.)
If you’re Australian, you can get the book through Dymocks or at your local booksellers. I’d love to hear your comments. The principles, techniques, and strategies I set forth in it are, I think, pretty universal. But you never know. Tell me if you come across something that sounds un-Australian.
I feel proud and lucky to be published in the Lucky Country.
Map of Australia courtesy of Color Line at Flickr.