Consultancy title raises money for Starlight

Proceeds from the sale of The Miners has raised $135,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Copies of the book were auctioned off by Atlas Iron Chairman and Western Australian of the Year, David Flanagan, with the most expensive copy fetching $60,000. The Miners was a Fremantle Press consultancy project for Atlas Iron that pays tribute to the WA mining industry.

Atlas Iron came to Fremantle Press CEO Jane Fraser with an idea for the book and she was able to make the dream happen.

‘By working with Jane and the team we made it a reality,’ Mr Flanagan said.

’We told some great stories in a project that we think will make a difference to the community.

‘They understood us and just gave us a road map to make it happen.’

Ms Fraser said Fremantle Press’s consultancy services provide organisations with the full complement of industry skills required to produce trade-quality publications.

‘It’s been a pleasure working with everyone at Atlas Iron and not just because consultancy work helps support our key role in publishing stories by new Western Australian writers and artists,’ Ms Fraser said.

The first print run of 2,000 books sold out on the night of The Miners book launch last year. The book is now well into its second print run with only 380 copies left.

Governor Malcolm McCusker bought the most expensive copy of the book that was signed by 50 significant figures in the mining industry including Andrew Forrest, Gina Rinehart, Mark Creasy and Colin Barnett.

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