What perfect timing. The Tasmanian Writers Festival is in full swing, i'm getting ready to go and Chair two panels of amazing authors and then boom, I have a little announcement of my own.
Dogs of India has been picked up by The Author People, and is being officially re-released on 13th November. I am so excited to be working with publishing industry + all round legend Lou Johnson, her business partner Tom Galletta and PR ninja Lewis Khan from Rainmaker Communications as their publicity partner. The Author People are doing what they and I love - using disruptive models of distribution to tell stories to a wider audience on a wide choice of platforms. These guys are putting it all on the line with plenty of skin in the game for what they believe in, and it's a bit special to be the second author they have signed up. (Oh yeah and the other guy and his book - he is amazing!)
I've loved self publishing and the excitement and empowerment of that journey, with the help of so many generous backers $8500 was raised for Vets Beyond Borders which can provide over 20 000 rabies vaccinations to the dogs of India. I'm ready and grateful now to be taken into the hands of professionals to guide the next part of my journey as a writer, to take the story of Dogs of India to a global platform, and to be involved in a new and fast moving world as the audience starts to engage in the distribution model of books.
I'd love you to buy the second edition. It's had a few brilliant editorial tweaks from the incredible editor Alex Nahlous, there is a beautiful new cover with bespoke illustration from Zoe Sadokierski, one of Australia's best book designers, illustrators and design thinkers, and then there's Rocky, and Yanki, and that rascal Pushpant Godboley, Baj and his Bollywood dreams and Lola trying to get it all together...c'mon, click HERE and register for a pre-sale on Amazon or HERE for iTunes.
Dr Polly McGee is an author, entrepreneur educator, digital strategist and urban yogi. Her writing and teaching is informed by a life of diverse experience: she has worked in kitchens, bars and restaurants from frantic to fancy, managed multimillion dollar innovation grants programs, worked with hundreds of start-ups to refine their business ideas and source funding.
A trusted communicator on digital strategy and small business, Polly has contributed to a range of business and digital publications for private enterprise and Government clients including Start-up Smart, presented ABC Northern Tasmania’s Drive Program, and created a suite of digital, audio and video content. As co-founder of Start-up Tasmania, she was voted one of the most influential people in Australian Start-ups. Polly is currently the Strategic Marketing Lead for global edtech company Prosper Education, and President of social enterprise Produce to the People. Her first novel, Dogs of India came out in 2015. Her second book The Good Hustle will be in bookshops and online Feb 2018