Monthly Archives: July 2011

Charlie Weatherburn In The Northcote Leader

Yes, I’m concentrating my marketing efforts for my children’s book in the online space, but it’s always nice to see your mug in the newspaper, right? This appeared in today’s edition of the Northcote Leader, our local paper. I’m not expecting to see a massive spike in book sales as a result, but it is […]

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Win This Limited Edition Charlie Weatherburn Canvas Artwork

There are a ton of good reasons to attend my book launch at 2pm this Sunday (at The Book Grocer in Northcote), but one of the biggest is for the door prizes! First prize is this unique Charlie Weatherburn canvas print: The canvas is mounted on a timber frame that measures 30cm x 30cm, and […]

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Why I Wrote Charlie Weatherburn

In the last week, a lot of people have asked me why I wrote Charlie Weatherburn and the Flying Machine. Here’s the story behind the book. It’s In My Blood I always did a lot of drawing as a kid. My aunt is an accomplished artist, and both of my parents are quite artistic, although […]

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Charlie Weatherburn Now Available for iPad & Kindle

If you buy Charlie Weatherburn from iBooks or the Kindle store, please leave a rating or comment. Thanks! A quick update for those of you embracing the ebook revolution. Today I happened to log in to my Apple content provider account to check the status of my book’s application to be sold in the iBookstore. […]

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One Book. Two Libraries. Two Experiences.

This week I donated copies of my book to a couple of libraries here in Melbourne: the Northcote Library, and the City of Melbourne library. The experiences of doing so at each library couldn’t have been more different. Here’s how each of the conversations played out: Northcote Library Me: “Hi, I’d like to donate a […]

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Charlie Weatherburn Tops Children’s Book List on Lulu

I’m delighted by the initial response to Charlie Weatherburn and the Flying Machine. Putting aside all of the lovely comments I’m receiving from friends and strangers, and ignoring the rave review on in the book’s first week, this morning I had yet another reason to smile: The book is the #1 selling book in […]

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Wired Reviews Charlie Weatherburn, And Likes It

Today the first review of my book appeared, not on a low-traffic blog belonging to a friend of mine, but on If you’re not familiar with, you may have seen the print version in your local newsagent. For nearly 20 years, Wired magazine has set the benchmark for reporting on technology and how […]

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Download my book for free!

Because Charlie Weatherburn and the Flying Machine is self-published, I don’t have the massive distribution network of a traditional publisher. I do, however, have the internet … and you! For this reason, I’ve decided to give away the PDF of my book for free for a limited time. That’s right: completely gratis. And what’s more, […]

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The Thank You Post

Charlie Weatherburn and the Flying Machine would not be half the book that it is without the network of people that I am surrounded by. My friends, family and work colleagues were incredibly supportive during the writing and illustrating of this book. Whether they know it or not (they do now!), every one of the […]

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Melbourne Book Launch Party

I figured you only get to launch your first book once, so I might as well do so in style. I’m excited to announce that the official Melbourne launch of Charlie Weatherburn and the Flying Machine will be at The Book Grocer, a lovely bookshop on High Street in Northcote. I hope you can join me! Here […]

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