It’s not too late to make an appointment with a member of our international sales team for the Frankfurt Book Fair from October 10-14 2012. In Frankfurt, you’ll find Weldon Owen at the Bonnier stand, Hall 8.0 Stand G906.
One of our most popular new non-fiction titles for 2012, How to Make a Planet, has resulted from a collaboration with the fabulous team of directors, animators and producers at Hackett Films in Sydney. 2010 AFI Award winners for the Best Children’s Animation for Dirtgirl World, Hackett Films produce animated television series, advertisements for film and television and documentaries but this is the first time they’ve turned their talents to print.
We've been thrilled by the responses of school librarians in Australia and the US to the new Not-for-Parents series of books about the world's most exciting places, created by Weldon Owen for Lonely Planet. Read more here:
On 25 July 2011, Weldon Owen moved its Sydney head office to a character-filled, red-brick building just 50 metres from the Victoria Street, McMahons Point, townhouses that have been home for the past 12 years.
With lofty ceilings, an industrial polished concrete floor, expansive windows and plenty of flexible meeting and work areas, the building allows the tightly knit team to mingle and exchange ideas and information more freely.
Our sister company in Melbourne, The Five Mile Press, has announced that it will commence Australian trade sales and distribution from 1 August, following the recent closure of Scribo.
The Five Mile Press will now represent Weldon Owen's titles, along with Slattery Media Group titles. Weldon Owen’s Australian titles will start out with our Animal Planet programme and grow as we expand our list in 2012 and beyond.
The first titles created by Weldon Owen as part of a global Animal Planet publishing licence are launched in Australia.
Penguin and Cheetah, from the My Life in the Wild series, are the first of many titles in a comprehensive non-fiction program that will be published around the world over the next three years. Each charmingly illustrated My Life in the Wild titles follows the life cycle of a young animal as it acquires the skills and experience to reach maturity and is designed to evoke and enrich the highly emotional connection between humans and animals.
We’re proud to be working with Lonely Planet to create a range of children’s books. Not travel guides as you might expect, but collections of intriguing facts and stories on the history and culture of some of the most fascinating cities and countries in the world, called Not-for-Parents.
The print run for our beautifully illustrated Titanic book has passed the 100,000 mark and we're still adding orders as the print deadline fast approaches. The first edition, produced to commemorate 100 years since the sinking of Titanic on 14 April 1912, will be printed in 13 languages and sold in 21 countries.