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Gift of the Blab: An interview with Aaron Blabey 

30 October 2018
Aaron Blabey is the creator of the ‘Pig the Pug’ and ‘The Bad Guys’ series. Kelsey Oldham asks the author about his success. You’re known for your prolific output, which...

2019 Scribblers Festival Schools Program announced

19 October 2018
The program for the Scribblers Festival Schools Program, which runs from 8-10 May 2019 in Claremont, Western Australia, has been announced. Launched last year, Scribblers Festival celebrates children’s literature and...

Hachette to launch ‘Fortnite’ publishing program

16 October 2018
Hachette Australia, in association with Hachette divisions in the UK, USA, France and Spain, has announced a publishing program based on the popular game Fortnite. In a deal brokered by International...

ANZ authors nominated for 2019 Astrid Lindgren Award

15 October 2018
Ten authors and illustrators from Australia and New Zealand and one Australian organisation have been nominated for the 2019 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The Australian nominees are: Randa Abdel-Fattah Ursula...

HarperCollins signs Blackwood in two-book deal 

11 October 2018
HarperCollins has signed a two-book deal with children's book illustrator Freya Blackwood. The first book in the deal is a yet-to-be-titled picture book about a girl and her pig, due...

NZ picture book on Trump sold to UK 

10 October 2018
New Zealand publisher Millwood Press has sold UK, Irish and Australian rights to picture book Dear Donald Trump (Sophie Siers, illus by Anne Villeneuve) to Bonnier Books UK imprint Templar...

‘Alice-Miranda’ animated telemovie in production

10 October 2018
SLR Productions has commenced production on an animated telemovie based on Jacqueline Harvey's Alice-Miranda (Random House Children's) series of children's books, reports Mediaweek. Originally announced as a TV series comprising...

Vu, Thomas win 2018 Inky Awards

2 October 2018
Peter Vu and Angie Thomas have won the 2018 Inky Awards, presented by the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria. Peter Vu’s Paper Cranes Don’t Fly...

Vivas to join Hardie Grant Egmont as publisher 

26 September 2018
Hardie Grant Egmont (HGE) has appointed Ana Vivas to the newly created role of publisher. In her new role at HGE she will 'champion the picture books and children's fiction...

Dymocks launches education business Potentia

13 September 2018
Australian bookselling chain Dymocks has launched a new education business called Potentia. Potentia will run tutoring programs for school students across a broad range of subjects including maths and English....