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Support Australia Reads 2020

Australia Reads takes place from 1–12 November, with our very successful headline event the Australian Reading Hour on 12 November 2020.

We would like to recruit authors, libraries and booksellers interested in creating virtual events to support the perhaps scaled back physical events (due to Covid-19).

This November Australia Reads is releasing four wonderful ambassador children’s books that are being published for only $2.99. Individual books can be ordered now by the trade directly through the publisher. Please order in carton quantities where possible. All titles are 50% discount, firm sale. Posters and 8-pocket dumpbin are also available and these can be ordered via your Hachette account manager by 1 September 2020.

A July 2020 report into the impacts of Covid-19 delivered some good news on consumer attitudes to reading during lockdown. Findings revealed:

  • 20% of Australians say they are reading more books due to lockdowns
  • Gen Z is reading more books than pre-Covid and their reading has increased more than older generations; this increased engagement with reading has been fairly steady since March
  • In terms of reading more on a permanent basis post-Covid, 12% of Australian say they will.

Register now to get involved in Australia Reads 2020. To make a pledge to read or to host your own Australia Reads event, either physical or virtual, please visit the Australia Reads website.


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