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ABIA shortlists; PRH revenue, earnings up

The shortlists for this year’s ABIAs have been announced, as has the shortlist for the ABIA Rising Star of the Year Award.

In other news, Clunes Booktown is returning with a month-long festival, albeit without booksellers’ stalls due to safety concerns. Also this week, Booktopia announced its partnership with online ed-tech company Zookal, local author Josephine Rowe was named a New York Public Library Cullman Center Fellow and the Varuna First Nations Fellowships for 2021 were announced.

Overseas, Penguin Random House reported a revenue rise of 4.6% and an earnings rise of 23.3% in 2020. Meanwhile, Bologna has cancelled in-person events for this year’s fair, and a survey of UK publisher catalogues shows representation of Black UK authors is on the rise.

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