Perth au­thor hits tar­get with of­fer­ing

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Theatre -

PERTH au­thor Annabel Smith’s book WhiskyChar­lieFox­trot has been cho­sen by Tar­get Book Club in the USA as their April pick of the month.

The book was orig­i­nally pub­lished by Fre­man­tle Press in 2012 and will be printed in the USA by Source Books af­ter rights were sold at the Frank­furt Book Fair in 2013.

It will now have a spe­cial print-run of 30,000 copies branded with the Tar­get Book Club logo.

Smith said the news was an hon­our, as the se­lec­tion came from a group of Tar­get em­ploy­ees who loved read­ing, rather than by a mar­ket­ing team.

“I was thrilled and com­pletely shocked to find out that that they unan­i­mously chose Whiskey& Char­lie (re­named in USA) as the April pick,’ said Smith.

“My book sold only very modestly in Australia, 1500 copies, and was short­listed for the Small Press Net­work’s Most Un­der­rated Book Award.

“The US pub­li­ca­tion (with) an ini­tial print run of 12,500 and es­pe­cially the Tar­get deal, will en­able it to reach an au­di­ence of the size an Aus­tralian au­thor can usu­ally only dream about.”

Smith will visit the USA in June for pro­mo­tions.

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