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Amplify Bookstore’s 2022 picks 

1 December 2021
Amplify Bookstore, an independent online bookseller specialising in books by Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) authors, shares the shop’s picks for 2022, including a focus on titles coming...

Melbourne City of Lit meets Barcelona’s Laie

23 November 2021
In this series, run in partnership with the Melbourne City of Literature Office, we get to know some of the bookstores in the UNESCO Cities of Literature network. Meet Barcelona's beloved,...

Get to know the SPN Book of the Year shortlist 

22 November 2021
The winner of the 2021 Small Press Network (SPN) Book of the Year Award will be announced this Friday, 26 November during the annual SPN Independent Publishing Conference. Each Monday,...

Getting in early: 2022 children’s and YA preview 

17 November 2021
New novels by Lynette Noni, Zana Fraillon and Holden Sheppard are among the exciting new children's and YA books releasing next year, alongside forays into fiction for younger readers by...

Kate Gordon recommends 

17 November 2021
I have been an enormous fan of Steven Herrick since childhood, so when a new book of his is released it’s an event in my house. I was so excited to...

Kate Gordon on ‘Xavier in the Meantime’ 

16 November 2021
Kate Gordon's latest book is a companion novel to her CBCA award–winning Aster's Good, Right Things. Xavier in the Meantime (Riveted Press, February) is a 'sensitive but unflinching' story of...

Get to know the SPN Book of the Year shortlist

15 November 2021
The winner of the 2021 Small Press Network (SPN) Book of the Year Award will be announced on 26 November during the annual SPN Independent Publishing Conference. Each Monday, in the...

Books in the media this weekend, 13–14 November 

12 November 2021
A round-up of the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend. National The Saturday Paper The Dogs (John Hughes, Upswell) Fiona Foley Provocateur: An art life...

Reality bites: 2022 nonfiction preview 

10 November 2021
New books by Hannah Gadsby, Tom Tilley, Osman Faruqi and Kim Mahood are among next year’s most anticipated nonfiction releases. Here's a look at Australian publisher’s 2022 nonfiction titles. Memoir and...

Career path: Johannes Jakob 

9 November 2021
Johannes Jakob began his publishing career as an editor at Express Media's Voiceworks magazine. He is now an editor at Penguin Random House Australia, and won the 2021 IPEd Rosie...

Get to know the SPN Book of the Year shortlist

8 November 2021
The winner of the 2021 Small Press Network (SPN) Book of the Year Award will be announced on 26 November during the annual SPN Independent Publishing Conference. Each Monday, in...

Stories we tell: 2022 fiction preview 

4 November 2021
New novels from literary heavyweights Alexis Wright, Geraldine Brooks and Dervla McTiernan are among the Australian books releasing next year. Books+Publishing shares a sneak peek at Australian publishers’ 2022 fiction...

Books in the media this weekend 

29 October 2021
This week’s round-up will be updated as data is available.  National The Saturday Paper How to End a Story (Helen Garner, Text) The Magpie Wing (Max Easton, Giramondo) Wild Abandon...

Josh Pyke & Ronojoy Ghosh on ‘Family Tree’ 

26 October 2021
Singer–songwriter and children's book author Josh Pyke celebrates Australia's diverse and multicultural society in his latest picture book Family Tree (Scholastic, January) with illustrations by Ronojoy Ghosh. Reviewer Romi Sharp said...

Shankari Chandran recommends 

20 October 2021
After Story by Larissa Behrendt (UQP). Now that my local bookstore is open, I’m ordering copies for my friends and then I’m going to pretend I haven’t read it so...

Books in the media this weekend 

15 October 2021
This week’s round-up will be updated as data is available.  National The Saturday Paper Cop (Valentin Gendrot, trans by Frank Wynne, Scribe) Currowan (Bronwyn Adcock, Black Inc.) Scary Monsters (Michelle...

Booksellers celebrate LYBD in and out of lockdown 

13 October 2021
This year’s Love Your Bookshop Day (LYBD) took place on Saturday, 9 October, with official celebrations by the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) taking place online due to the ongoing lockdown...

Amplify Bookstore’s Christmas picks 

13 October 2021
Amplify Bookstore, an independent online bookseller specialising in books by Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) authors, shares the shop's top picks in anticipation of the gift-giving season. This...

Books in the media this weekend 

8 October 2021
This week’s round-up will be updated as data is available.  National The Saturday Paper Bodies of Light (Jennifer Down, Text) Love & Virtue (Diana Reid, Ultimo) Philosophy for Spiders: On the low theory...

November reviews round-up 

6 October 2021
Come November two highly anticipated essay collections from two prominent Australian scholars will be hitting bookshelves: Another Day in the Colony (Chelsea Watego, UQP) and Doing Politics: Writing on public...

Books in the media this weekend 

1 October 2021
This week's round-up will be updated as data is available. National The Saturday Paper Bewilderment (Richard Powers, William Heinemann) Permafrost (S J Norman, UQP) Signs and Wonders (Delia Falconer, S&S)...

Career path: Cate Blake 

29 September 2021
Cate Blake began her publishing career at Penguin Random House Australia as an editorial assistant. In 2018 she was nominated for the inaugural ABIA Rising Star Award for her role...

Books in the media this weekend 

24 September 2021
In a new weekly feature for booksellers, Books+Publishing rounds up the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend. National The Saturday Paper Believe in Me (Lucy Neave,...