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Revealing the cover of Peace, Love and Khaki Socks!

Welcome back to a fresh new year!

MidnightSun has plenty of exciting things planned for 2013, but none more exciting than the publication of our next novel Peace, Love and Khaki Socks in time for Mother’s Day in May. Set in Darwin during cyclone season, this heartfelt novel gets under the skin of the army culture to the heart of how life can turn out for a young woman finding herself pregnant and unsure of how to handle it. With quirky dialogue and acute observations, Peace, Love and Khaki Socks will be guaranteed to draw you in from the first page. Continue reading Revealing the cover of Peace, Love and Khaki Socks!

Exciting news — another book is on its way!

So October has come around and MidnightSun Publishing has been really busy promoting and marketing as well as consolidating, reading manuscripts and making decisions about our next publication.

It is with great honour and excitement we can now announce that Kim Lock’s Peace, Love and Khaki Socks will be published in May 2013. It’s a foray into more commercial territory with a story about a young woman who falls pregnant unexpectedly. It has fun, quirky dialogue and the Darwin setting creates a dramatic backdrop when a cyclone draws close. A must-read for next year! Continue reading Exciting news — another book is on its way!

Fantastic reviews make us beam with pride

Anna Solding’s novel The Hum of Concrete keeps getting wonderful reviews. On a cold and wintry Adelaide Monday like today, we can only say how proud we are of Anna and her book. Two glowing reviews in one day. The week couldn’t have started any better:

Zanesh Catkin joins MidnightSun

Pangamonium by Zanesh Catkin
Pangamonium by Zanesh Catkin

Book Launch!

We are delighted to announce that our second novel is on its way. On Friday 20th July 2012, MidnightSun Publishing will launch Pangamonium by Zanesh Catkin. It’s a witty romp with its heart set firmly on its sleeve.

Zanesh is already hard at work tweeting about everything and anything @ZaneshCatkin if you are that way inclined. You can also read more about him and the book on his website: or his Facebook page. Continue reading Zanesh Catkin joins MidnightSun

Free copies of The Hum of Concrete as ebook!

After the success of Anna Solding’s book signing last week, we are in a very happy place and would like to offer the Kindle version of The Hum of Concrete for FREE. Starting tomorrow and lasting for three days only, Wednesday 2nd May until Friday 4 May 2012, The Hum of Concrete can be downloaded from Amazon without charge. Try it! Tell your friends not to miss out on a fantastic opportunity to get their hands on this amazing book for free.

Best Seller!

The Hum of Concrete - Best Seller
The Hum of Concrete – Best Seller

The Hum of Concrete is now on the Best Sellers shelf in Dillons Norwood Bookshop! What an amazing feat for a new author and a new publisher. Anna Solding will be signing copies of her novel at Dillons on Saturday 28 April from 12 noon. She would love to chat with you! If you are looking for a Mother’s Day present, birthday present or simply a great read – look no further than a signed copy of The Hum of Concrete.

The Hum of Concrete is launched at Adelaide Writers’ Week

The first launch!
Our first launch!

Finally, the day had come to launch MidnightSun Publishing’s first book ever! Anna Solding’s enchanting novel The Hum of Concrete was about to take flight from the most wonderful writers’ festival in the world, Adelaide Writers’ Week. Amongst the trees of the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, highly esteemed writer Sean Williams said a few well-chosen words on stage before Anna proceeded to tell the audience an ice-breaker: Continue reading The Hum of Concrete is launched at Adelaide Writers’ Week

MidnightSun Publishing is officially launched!

Simon Hackett launching MidnightSun Publishing
Sinom Hackett launching MidnightSun Publishing

February is here and the time has finally come to let MidnightSun Publishing stand on its own two feet. Last night, 10 Feb 2012, the company was officially launched at an amazing party in Adelaide. Well-known businessman Simon Hackett did the honours and did so beautifully, talking about the need for people to be passionate about what they love and actually transform their passions into businesses. Continue reading MidnightSun Publishing is officially launched!

The stunning cover for The Hum of Concrete is here!

The Cover for The Hum of Concrete
The Hum of Concrete

The beautiful cover for The Hum of Concrete has been finalised and this is the result. We are all very happy and proud to have produced such an amazing looking book. Hopefully, the cover will entice all kinds of readers to pick it up, read it and love it.

It will appear in selected book shops and you can order the paperback or Kindle eBook format from this website in mid-March 2012.

Almost there!

December and 2011 is almost over and a thrilling new year is about to begin. MidnightSun will send our first novel off to the printer next week, after some very intense weeks working on both the cover and the internal design with wonderful Jenny Grigg. We cannot recommend her highly enough! Allan Taylor came on board and did an amazing job illustrating the book and drawing maps to help the reader find their way in the Swedish city of Malmö, where The Hum of Concrete takes place. Soon we will be able to reveal the cover here and give you a few samples of the beautiful drawings. Until then, have a fabulous New Year and 2012 full of great reading!


Getting closer…

November has been a very busy month, when we have been working hard to get this website looking as fabulous as it does now. The cover of MidnightSun Publishing’s first novel, The Hum of Concrete by new writer Anna Solding, is also being designed right now. Soon you will be able to see it here. We are working with a wonderful designer called Jenny Grigg who has previously designed covers for books by Peter Carey, Paul Auster and Ernest Hemingway. Continue reading Getting closer…