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Books in the media this weekend, 4–5 December 

3 December 2021
A round-up of the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend. National The Saturday Paper Adrift in Melbourne (Robyn Annear, Text) Girt Nation (David Hunt, Black...

Books in the media this weekend, 27–28 November 

26 November 2021
A round-up of the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend. National The Saturday Paper My Body (Emily Ratajkowski, Quercus) The New Curator: Exhibiting architecture &...

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,...

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...

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...

Books in the media this weekend 

5 November 2021
A round-up of the books being reviewed and mentioned in key media this coming weekend, 6–7 November, 2021. This week's round-up will be updated as data becomes available. National The...

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...

Books in the media this weekend 

22 October 2021
This week’s round-up will be updated as data is available.  National The Saturday Paper The Brumby Wars (Anthony Sharwood, Hachette) Devotion (Hannah Kent, Picador) Search History (Eugene Lim, Coffee House...

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...

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...

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)...

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,...

Books in the media this weekend 

17 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 Beirut 2020 (Charif Majdalani,...

Booksellers celebrate Sally Rooney Day 

17 September 2021
With a highly effective pre-release publicity campaign capitalising on the success of her Netflix-adapted bestseller Normal People (Faber), Irish writer Sally Rooney’s third novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You (Faber),...

Books in the media this weekend 

10 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. The Saturday Paper, 11 September Beautiful World, Where...

Books in the media this weekend: A new round-up 

3 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. The Saturday Paper, 4 September Always (Morris Gleitzman,...

Meet the ABIA Rising Stars 2021: Meg Whelan 

26 April 2021
The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Rising Star of the Year is awarded to an emerging talent in Australian publishing who has spent less than 10 years in the industry. In the...

Meet the ABIA Rising Stars 2021: Stef Italia 

16 April 2021
The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Rising Star of the Year is awarded to an emerging talent in Australian publishing who has spent less than 10 years in the industry. In the...

Christmas 2020: ‘Brilliant’ according to publishers 

16 February 2021
Despite heading into Christmas with a high degree of confidence after a year of strong lockdown-boosted sales, most Australian publishers surveyed were nonetheless pleasantly surprised to find Christmas sales even...

Christmas 2020: Strong sales across all categories 

15 February 2021
Most booksellers surveyed by Books+Publishing were pleased to report that sales were spread across all sections of their shops, with this reflected in the most mentioned titles spanning a diverse range...

Christmas 2020 survey results: ‘Best Christmas ever’ 

12 February 2021
Books+Publishing received feedback from representatives of over 60 bookshops around Australia for its annual Christmas survey. Christmas 2020 was a bumper one for many Australian booksellers, with nearly every shop...

Australian bookshops respond to Covid-19

18 March 2020
Australian booksellers, like many retailers, are facing a big challenge right now. At this stage some shops have moved to online only, but many stores remain open and are trying...

Christmas predictions: the team at Readings SLV

5 December 2019
In the lead-up to Christmas, the busiest time of year on the bookselling calendar, Books+Publishing is asking booksellers across the country to predict their biggest sellers and surprise sellers. In this final instalment for...