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Lockdowns hit sales, Nielsen ebook sales tracking service

Recent lockdowns across several states have led to year-on-year declines in both value and volume of print books, according to Nielsen Book Australia. Nielsen has also launched a new ebook sales tracking service for Australia and New Zealand.

The ASA and ABA are promoting a new ‘shop local, read local’ campaign for CBCA Book Week. In other news, the program for this year’s PANZ conference has been announced, and Hardie Grant North America has appointed a publisher.

The winners of the NT History Book Award and the SLQ Young Writers Award winner were announced. In New Zealand, the winners of the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults and the shortlist for the Margaret Mahey Illustration Prize were announced. Meanwhile, Giramondo has partnered with RMIT to launch a new award for speculative fiction.

Overseas, Hachette Book Group is to acquire Workman Publishing, while Picador has apologised for its response to criticism of Kate Clanchy’s Orwell Prize-winning memoir Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me.

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