Earlier this week RM Marketing Services started working with Spinifex Press as their Promotions & Marketing Manager. For 10 hours a week we've been contracted to help with publicity, promotions and marketing of their new releases and extensive backlist.
I've always admired Spinifex Press. It probably started in 1994 when I attended the International Feminist Book Fair in Melbourne. While I was working my "womens studies" list from Prentice Hall, I got to see an amazing group of publishers - and more importantly, an incredible bunch of women who were doing some wonderful things in publishing and in the wider community. And then when I worked at James Bennett as their Publisher Relations Manager, Spinifex were always on my radar and I kept an interested eye out on what they were doing in the print - and then digital - publishing arena.
I'm delighted to be on board with them and look forward to learning more about their list, working with the authors, promoting their books to interested readers, booksellers and the media, and of course being part of the small Spinifex team led by Susan and Renate.
You can read more about Spinifex at www.spinifexpress.com.au and you can follow them on social media using the links below.
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Rachael McDiarmid has been in the Australasian book trade since 1990. Working in trade, academic and professional publishing as well as library supply and book distribution, she's worked with thousands of publishers, distributors, library vendors, and authors around the globe. She loves a belly laugh, strong coffee, wine, and good food. Venice is her favourite place in the world to visit but Sydney will always be home. She loves her office assistant Dash (also known as Dashie, Dashie Dog and the Little Shit). If you haven't already worked it out, she is known for her no bullshit approach.