31 Oct 2016

Kiwi self publishing success

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:37 pm on 31 October 2016

When Auckland writer James Russell got made redundant from The New Zealand earlier this year - and so filled his backpack with the children's books he'd been writing on the side and bought himself a ticket to Italy to attend the largest children's book fair in the world.

It was a fateful trip, and his Dragon Brothers series have been picked up by publishers in China, the US, Canada and the UK.

His books are self published, and he has also developed an augmented reality App to go with the books - the first of its kind in New Zealand.

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