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Louise Cornege on the Publishers Publicity Circle 

24 October 2018
A networking group for UK publicists, the Publishers Publicity Circle (PPC), launched an Australian chapter this year. Allen & Unwin head of publicity Louise Cornege is the chair of PPC...

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...

Podcast spotlight: Bookish Friends

3 October 2018
Established in 2016, Bookish Friends is a YA and genre fiction podcast created by Diem Nguyen. Each episode features a mix of conversation, book reviews, and interviews with Australian YA authors. Nguyen...

The market down under

2 October 2018
Australian titles are faring well in a market where personal development books and crime fiction are the standout trends, reports Andrea Hanke. For the fourth year in a row, the...

Podcast spotlight: The Monthly Hour

19 September 2018
Launched in 2018, The Monthly Hour is a podcast companion to The Monthly magazine, described as ‘an essential hour of news, culture and ideas that [offers] insight into each issue...

Season’s readings: 2018 Christmas highlights 

30 August 2018
Sarah Farquharson and Nathania Gilson round up this year’s Christmas highlights. Fiction as you like it This Christmas features new offerings from several bestselling Australian authors: Rosalie Ham returns with...

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...

Shelf talk: Page to screen 

30 August 2018
Pour some hot chocolate and get a bowl of popcorn ready before digging into these film and television tie-in editions. Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (A&U, September)...

Shelf talk: Get a clue 

30 August 2018
A thrill awaits those readers on the lookout for whodunits, stories of transgression, and real-life cases to solve. On the fiction front, Jane Harper’s latest, The Lost Man (Macmillan, October),...

Editor’s picks: Blood-chilling and brain-expanding 

30 August 2018
Andrew Wrathall’s spring reading list contains titles that are both blood-chilling and brain-expanding. Let’s start with some blood. Most humans contain between nine and 12 pints of it. In Nine...

Your store: Talk among your shelves  

30 August 2018
Shelf Talkers is a staff-run podcast operating out of Dymocks Adelaide, hosted by the store’s booksellers Tori D’Cruz and Alex Andrews. While the flagship Dymocks podcast is based out of its Sydney head office—and focuses...

Your store: Training wheels 

30 August 2018
Brisbane bookshop Avid Reader and the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) have launched an all-day booksellers’ training program that will include sessions on using Nielsen BookScan; the financial realities of running...

Your store: Non-book item of the month 

30 August 2018
While many publishers and booksellers have their own branded tote bags, Melbourne independent bookseller Readings decided in 2016 to expand its offerings. The bookseller now produces an entire range of...

The Christmas wrap-up: 2018 children’s highlights 

30 August 2018
Jackie Tang picks some highlights from publishers’ Christmas lists. Headliners Several high-profile authors have new titles out this Christmas, including national treasure Alison Lester who has three picture books: Tricky’s...

Book bites: A taste of books to come 

30 August 2018
The next chapter Hot off the news that ‘The Bad Guys’ is being developed for an animated feature film by US production company Dreamworks, Aaron Blabey is back with a...

Stretching the truth: Jack Heath on ‘The Truth App’ 

30 August 2018
The Truth App (Scholastic, September) is the first book in YA author Jack Heath’s five-book junior-fiction series 'Liars', described by reviewer Heath Graham as a ‘non-stop action-adventure ride’ for readers who want ‘techno-thrillers...

Martin Hughes: Death by exposure 

30 August 2018
Publishers should take an industry-wide stance to ensure fairer collaboration with print media, argues Affirm Press publisher Martin Hughes. Many years ago a major metropolitan newspaper was so excited about...

The secret diary of Shaun Bythell 

22 August 2018
Shaun Bythell owns Scotland’s largest second-hand bookstore The Bookshop, Wigtown and is the author of Diary of a Bookseller (Profile). He will deliver a keynote address at this year’s Booksellers...