Talem Press vs COVID-19: How one indie publisher is navigating the pandemic – and what you can do to help

This article was originally published by The AU Review on 27/08/20.

Since publication, I believe Helen Scheuerer has parted ways with Talem Press, and I couldn’t be more excited for this next chapter in her writing life!

I’m really proud of this piece and I’d love to do more of the same – if that’s something you’re looking for, please get in touch!


Amidst shutdowns, restrictions, and the ever-present health implications, it’s a trying time for many as we collectively navigate the COVID-19 global pandemic. This is as true of the Australian publishing industry as any other. With freelancers and small presses already working hard to be seen, the difficulty is only increasing, as the online spaces they traditionally flourish in have become saturated by larger publishers turning their focus (and their funds) in that same direction in the wake of the pandemic.

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Interview: Author Kathleen Jennings on Flyaway, the Aussie landscape, and the intersection of picture and prose

This interview was originally published by The AU Review on 11/08/20

It’s been a couple of weeks since Kathleen Jennings released her debut novella Flyaway into the world. We caught up with the Brisbane based writer and illustrator to chat about the release!

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