An Introduction


by - May 2nd, 2009


Hi everyone,

My name’s William Kostakis. I’ve been entrusted to help ‘throw the boomerang’. Avid followers of Boomerang Books will notice I’ll be popping up on the Twitter, Facebook, and here on the blog.

Why?

Boomerang Books prides itself on delivering a quality service to its customers, through online discounts and book giveaways, while helping promote the Australian publishing industry. It’ll be my job to produce original content for Boomerang Books over a range of different sites, but my presence will most obviously be felt here on the blog, where, if all goes to plan, we’ll be hosting exclusive author interviews, book reviews, short stories, literary event recaps – the possibilities are endless.

Here’s where you come in: What content would you like to be featured on the blog? We’ll strive to deliver that content. Who are your favourite Australian authors? We’ll hunt them down and interview them.

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a nineteen-soon-to-be-twenty-year-old young adult author based in Sydney. My debut, Loathing Lola, was released last year through Pan Macmillan. I’ve been blogging (and will continue to blog) over at my own site HERE. That’s more of a ‘this is what I’m doing today’ sort of blog, but my contributions to this blog will be more… I want to say ‘journalistic’, but it seems too serious a word? I’d love for this blog to evolve into a place where Aussie authors can meet their readers and share their stories, and I look forward to hearing your suggestions.

Watch this space.

William

(And also, if you have Twitter, don’t forget to start following us HERE. I’m looking at producing some content exclusively for our Twitter subscribers. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s horribly addictive…)

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2 Responses to “An Introduction”

  1. JayTay Says:

    Hey Will… can I call you that? I can’t wait for your blogs.

    And my fav aussie author atm is simmone howell… have you heard of her? she wrote notes on a teenage underground and everything beautiful.

    Congrats on the introductory blog.

  2. Steph Says:

    ^ Simmone Howell is awesome. (I actually just interviewed her on my blog http://heyteenager.blogspot.com/2009/05/simmone-howell-on-madonna-pussycat.html)

    Hi William! (What do people call you for short? Do you ever get called Bill?) Nice introductory post.

    If you’re looking for Australian book bloggers to add to the sidebar, I’d suggest checking out the YA Blogosphere (http://yablogosphere.blogspot.com) and selecting the ‘Australia’ tag on the sidebar. There are a few authors listed too.

    What I think would be awesome: author vlogs. Just an idea.