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Caffoor to leave Text 

31 January 2020
Text rights manager Khadija Caffoor is leaving the company to return to the UK. Caffoor has worked in rights at Text since 2016. Caffoor told Books+Publishing she'd decided ‘it was...

Booktopia buys Co-op assets; campus stores to close

31 January 2020
Online bookseller Booktopia has bought ‘various’ assets of the Co-op Bookshop from the administrators of the University Co-operative Bookshop. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the University Co-operative Bookshop, which included...

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2020 longlists announced

30 January 2020
The longlists for the 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards have been announced. The longlisted titles in each category are: Fiction The Absolute Book (Elizabeth Knox, Victoria University Press) Lonely Asian...

‘Dating coaches’ target Kinokuniya Sydney

29 January 2020
Kinokuniya in Sydney has apologised to customers after being made aware that a 'dating coaching' company had been using the store to practice 'pickup' techniques with its clients. In an...

Faber Writing Academy expands to Brisbane

28 January 2020
In 2020 Allen & Unwin (A&U) will expand the Faber Writing Academy to offer courses in Brisbane for the first time. Run by UK-based Faber & Faber in partnership with...

Pantera acquires Emanuel’s ‘The Covered Wife’

24 January 2020
Pantera Press has acquired ANZ rights to Lisa Emanuel’s debut novel The Covered Wife, via Catherine Drayton at InkWell Management. Emanuel’s novel follows an ambitious young lawyer who falls under...

Gomez leaves PRH 

24 January 2020
Elena Gomez has left her role as deputy managing editor at Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) to pursue a career in freelance writing and editing. Gomez, who worked at PRH...

Robotham, Tranter nominated for 2020 Edgar Awards

23 January 2020
In the US, Australian authors Michael Robotham and Kirsten Tranter have been shortlisted for 2020 Edgar Allan Poe Awards. The 'Edgars' honour ‘the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television’...

Antigny, Narayan to join Pantera Press 

22 January 2020
Pantera Press has appointed Léa Antigny as head of publicity and communications, and Kajal Narayan in the role of marketing manager. Antigny and Narayan will replace current publicity and marketing...

New Zealand book market up 2.3% in 2019

22 January 2020
New Zealand book sales were up 2.3% in value and 3.5% by volume in the past year, according to data from Nielsen BookScan. In total, 6.4 million units were sold...

Hazel Rowley Fellowship 2020 shortlist announced

22 January 2020
Writers Victoria has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship, awarded annually to an Australian writer for a proposed biographical work. The shortlisted writers and their projects...

NewSouth acquires van Zweden’s memoir 

21 January 2020
NewSouth has acquired world rights to Sam van Zweden’s memoir Eating with My Mouth Open, which recently won the 2019 Kill Your Darlings unpublished manuscript award. Commissioning editor Harriet McInerney said: ‘Sam...

Black Inc sells world rights to ‘Solved!’

21 January 2020
Black Inc. has sold world rights (ex ANZ) to Andrew Wear’s book Solved!: How other countries have cracked the world's biggest problems and we can too to Oneworld UK. Black...

#AuthorsForFireys raises $486,600 for bushfire relief

21 January 2020
The #AuthorsForFireys campaign has confirmed $486,600 in donations for bushfire relief across Australia. Campaign co-organiser and author Emily Gale said the campaign registered an additional $43,400 in pledged donations that...

Gannon’s ‘The Mothers’ sold to US, optioned for TV

21 January 2020
Jeanne Ryckmans from Cameron’s Management has sold North American rights to journalist Genevieve Gannon’s novel The Mothers (A&U) to William Morrow. The novel has also been optioned for television by...

Booktopia launches $5k Favourite Australian Book award

20 January 2020
Booktopia has launched the Favourite Australian Book (FAB) award, replacing its annual Australia’s Favourite Author poll. The author of the winning book, as determined by an online poll open to...

 

 

 

 

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