Backroom Press: Books from the Kimberley, Australia

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Book Launch: October 2020

Me and My Semicolon

by Rani Middleton


Semicolon launch invite

This event will be streamed live on Facebook.  Check our event page for details:

This very special publication honours the life of our dear friend, Rani Middleton, who passed away in late 2018.

During her illness Rani kept a blog that was shared, read and loved by many. It is a privilege for Backroom Press to turn this story into a book, as a tribute to Rani’s life, and her writing.

Buy it from our bookshop. $24.95.

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Backroom Press is a micro-publisher located in Broome, a small Kimberley town in the north of Western Australia. It was set up to publish entertaining and educational books from the region.

Backroom Press was founded by three friends in 2006, and incorporated three years later as a Not-for-Profit Association.

We work to foster understanding between different cultural groups, support community educational projects and participate in public events such as festivals and workshops.

We aim to delight, entertain and enlighten through the publication of books that resonate with authentic Kimberley voices telling Kimberley stories.

Our online bookshop features a growing list of children’s and adults’ titles representing the diversity of the region. You are sure to find something for everyone.

If you wish to submit a manuscript for consideration, please refer to our guidelines.

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