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Lifelong learning: Younger readers editions 

1 November 2018
Kelsey Oldham investigates the role played by younger readers editions in the growth of children’s nonfiction. It’s a well-established fact that adult nonfiction titles sell strongly in Australia. In 2018...

Making the deal: The state of rights sales in the UK 

24 October 2018
While the UK remains a tough market for Australian publishers to break into, UK indies are showing an interest in Australian voices, reports Catherine Moller. Several Australian independent publishers have had...

Mapping the future: The state of travel guidebooks 

30 August 2018
Jackie Tang talks to Lonely Planet’s Chris Zeiher, APA Publications’ Agnieszka Mizak and former Dymocks category manager Ali Hammond about the state of the travel guidebook. Australians are travelling more...

Reading the audience: the LoveOzYA readership survey 

5 July 2018
In 2017, the LoveOzYA committee conducted a survey into the reading habits of the Australian YA community. Committee chair Stacey Malacari reports on the survey’s findings. The LoveOzYA movement was...

The winning ticket: The literary prize sales effect 

3 July 2018
Nielsen Book associate director Julie Winters talks to Jackie Tang about the sales effect of Australia’s biggest literary prizes.  How much does a literary award affect a book’s sales? It’s...

For the love of poetry: Looking beyond Instapoetry 

3 July 2018
Angela Elizabeth finds out how local publishers are committing to poetry beyond the ‘Instapoetry’ trend.  ‘Poetry is the medium of the moment,’ proclaimed UK National Poetry Day executive director Susannah...

Up for promotion: Digital marketing strategies 

24 April 2018
Danielle Binks investigates how publishers and authors are using digital marketing and promotional strategies to reach new readers. Word-of-mouth, it has been said, sells books. But the question remains: how...

Personal growth: 2017’s fastest growing categories 

20 April 2018
This year Books+Publishing will publish a regular column from Nielsen BookScan Australia associate director Julie Winters on book data trends. In her first column, Winters looks at the fastest-growing subject...

Write on: 2018 fiction preview 

23 October 2017
New books by Ceridwen Dovey, Kristina Olsson, Melissa Lucashenko, Lloyd Jones and Gerald Murnane, and a number of highly anticipated debuts, are among Australian publishers' local highlights for 2018, reports...

Write on: 2018 nonfiction preview 

23 October 2017
Andrea Hanke reports on Australian publishers' local nonfiction highlights for 2018. Click here for the fiction highlights and here for the children’s and YA preview. ‘Riffing on the Anh Do...

The reinvention of lit mags 

23 October 2017
In recent years, Australian literary journals have expanded into public events, unpublished manuscript prizes and even traditional book publishing, and are increasingly being seen as places that nurture vibrant literary...

Soaring twenties: 20 years of Hardie Grant

23 October 2017
Hardie Grant Publishing celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Books+Publishing looks back over the publisher’s many highlights. When Hardie Grant Publishing was established in 1997, the company had two clear...

What next for school libraries? 

23 October 2017
Jackie Tang explores the changing nature of school libraries in Australia. In September 2017, Australian children’s laureate Leigh Hobbs voiced his concern that Australian school libraries and librarians are ‘disappearing’,...

Sound of the times: The rise of audio 

17 July 2017
From audiobooks to podcasts, Brad Jefferies investigates the rising popularity of audio formats. The widespread take-up of smartphones has enabled the growth of the audiobook market at the same time...

Stocking up: 2017 Christmas highlights 

17 July 2017
Andrea Hanke, Brad Jefferies and Sarah Farquharson round up this year’s Christmas releases. Festive fiction Literary fiction fans will be spoiled for choice this Christmas with new novels from many...





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