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Hachette announces two-year partnership with Future Women

Hachette Australia has announced a new ‘two-year publishing and entertainment partnership’ with Future Women, a ‘premium content-led community of professional women’ founded in 2018 and designed to help its membership ‘connect, learn and lead’.

As part of the partnership, which commenced in January 2021, Hachette will publish two nonfiction Future Women books. The first, due in September 2021, will be an ‘in-depth exploration of how Australian women’s lives have been reshaped after the pandemic’ featuring the work of authors including Jane Gilmore, Santilla Chingaipe and Emily Brooks.

‘At home and at work, with friends and family, and more intimately women’s sense of themselves and their bodies has all been brought into question by the pandemic,’ said Future Women chief creative officer Jamila Rizvi. ‘This book is a rallying call to make the future better than the past.’ A second nonfiction Future Women title will be published in 2022.

Hachette said the partnership with Future Women will include regular live-streamed events, a curated online book club and International Women’s Day celebrations.

‘Hachette Australia authors will be integrated into Future Women’s popular panel discussions, social club events, newsletters, and the annual Future Women Summit. They will also collaborate to deliver the next four seasons of the Anonymous Was a Woman podcast, including feature interviews with authors and discussions of book themes by hosts Astrid Edwards and Jamila Rizvi.’

Future Women’s first book Untold Resilience: Stories of courage, survival and love from women who have gone before (Penguin Life) was published in October 2020.

 

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