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04 September 2017

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Perhaps easier other anthologies, but not in the case of MWTE.

As well as the Australian High Commission we had two generous minor sponsors in Paga Hill Development Company and Jo Holman for which we are ever grateful.

Promotion was done by keeping our heads down and getting the job done. Not wasting time on futile nitpicking.

Very happy with the sale of 7,000 copies. If we can go 7,000 more, I'll be super happy!

MWTE has been placed on the shelves of Mary Ryan Bookshop (Milton) and Sandy Pages Bookshop (Coolum). This week, MWTE will be stocked at State Library Queensland Bookshop (Southbank).

I'm still keen to get MWTE onto retail shelves in PNG so if anyone can help me out, please email me at rashmiia@icloud.com

That's an interesting thought about seeking sponsorship for Jordan's next collection Keith.

A writer could approach a company before a book goes to print and elicit financial support and their help in distributing it.

If successful the book could have the company logo on it and copies could be sold through their outlets.

Good advertising for the company and an outlet for the writer?
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I'm sure it would work in the PNG context, after all, you and I have done it - KJ

Agree Phil. It's easier with anthologies because it's a collective effort and you have support from so many people, even sponsors throw in money to get you into the limelight quickly.

But if you produce your own book with no support or sponsor, you have do the hard yards. You have to dig deep into your pocket to promote your book. Unless You're Sidney Sheldon or Agatha Christine to be a best seller.

I for one am not too keen on selling thousands. So long as few of my books get on the shelves of Michael Somare Library, I'd be happy.
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Nothing to do with getting books to readers or gaining sponsorship is easy. When any book is written (anthology, collection, memoir or novel), it requires lots of hard work by very few people to market it successfully. And why not seek sponsorship for your next collection, Jordan? - KJ

Thanks, Phil.

Tania Basiou, writer contributor and cover designer, has done a terrific job in initiating and overseeing the merchandise aspect.

She's also been the photographer of the majority of MWTE related images across social and print media. An individual you'd definitely want on your team!

Also want to say a big thankyou to Leiao Gerega and Ogia Miamel - two fab journos who've been super helpful increasing awareness about our book through the national dailies throughout the past year.

Special shout out to that terrific gentleman, Bob Cleland, who has created opportunities for me to guest speak about MWTE throughout Brisbane.

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