Episode 33 - Publishing Insider

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Zoe Walton is a publisher of books for young readers at Penguin Random House Australia. Zoe edits New York Times bestselling author John Flanagan, whose Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband series have sold over fifteen million copies worldwide. She also publishes many popular and award-winning Australian authors and illustrators, including Deborah Abela, Tristan Bancks, Fleur Ferris, Tim Harris, Belinda Murrell, Renée Treml and, as of this month, One More Page co-host Nat Amoore!


Find out more about Penguin Random House at:


Website: penguin.com.au & puffin.com.au

Twitter: @PenguinTeachers & @PenguinTeenAus

Instagram: @puffinbooksaus


Books you should look out for:

In stores 4 June 2019.

In stores 2 July 2019.

In stores 6 August 2019.

In stores 6 August 2019.

In stores 3 September 2019 (and Book 1: No Adults Allowed is out now!)

In stores 1 October 2019.

In stores 1 October 2019.


Other books Zoe talked about: 

Kids Capers - Ella Wallace, Published Author

Ella is a 12-year-old who loves to joke and laugh. Last year she used that humour to write a crazy short story, ‘Who Blocked Up The Dunny'. To Ella's excitement her story was then published in Total Quack Up, alongside some side-splitting, funny stories from some of her favourite authors. 


Ella loves Tic-Tacs, late nights and running really fast in sprinting competitions. She lives in the beautiful Blue Mountains with her 2 guinea pigs, 3 cats and some humans. Ella is looking forward to a new puppy, turning 13 and writing more stories.


Read Ella's story in Total Quack Up:


Enter the competition for Total Quack Up 2:

Click here to enter: quackupcomp.com

Whatcha Readin?

Kate recommends The Incurable Imagination written by Paul Russell, illustrated by Aska and published by EK Books.





Up To Something written by Katrina McKelvey, illustrated by Kirrili Lonergan and published by EK Books.



Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros


Liz recommends I Would Dangle The Moon by Amber Moffatt, published by Midnight Sun.







Sick Bay, written by Nova Weetman and published by UQP.


Truly Tan Jen Storer



Nat recommends Sherlock Bones and The Natural History Museum by Renee Treml, published by Allen and Unwin.



This episode, Liz gives a shoutout to a great article in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age focussed purely on picture books. There’s reviews of some we’ve featured and loved recently like Ivanhoe Swift Left Home at Six and A Quiet Girl, but also Yahoo Creek by Tohby Riddle, One Tree by Christopher Cheng and Sally Morgan’s latest title with Magabala Books, Little Bird’s Day.


On Our Radar

On our radar is a little break where you can catch up on our awesome backlist - www.onemorepagepodcast.com


And for our Melbourne listeners, don't forget to grab your reservations for Nat's Melbourne book launch at The Little Bookroom on Sunday June 16th.


Competition Details


This episode we have an awesome book pack to give away, thanks to the ever-generous team at Penguin Random House. There’s a copy of Amazing Dogs with Amazing Jobs by Laura Greaves, Alex Miles' Girl Geeks: The Hackathon and a copy of Nat's brand new book Secrets Of A Schoolyard Millionaire signed by Nat herself!


Head to our WIN page and simply tell us if YOU ran a kids’ book publishing company, what would you call it? Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 18th June to be in the running. 


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