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6 December 2022


Booktopia sells stake in Welbeck ANZ

Online bookseller Booktopia has sold its share in Welbeck Publishing Australia New Zealand (Welbeck ANZ) for $1.5 million. Booktopia, which invested $3 million for a 25% stake in Welbeck ANZ... Read more
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Copyright Agency funding: Au, Tsao receive $25k Create grants, new fellowship for young writers

Twenty-one arts organisations have received a total of $274,517 in the latest round of funding from the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. The major capital city writers’ festivals and Byron Writers’... Read more
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Hachette Aotearoa launches Moa Press

Hachette Aotearoa has established a new imprint, Moa Press, which ‘aims to champion a diverse range of voices, representing a multitude of cultures and perspectives from within Aotearoa New Zealand’.... Read more
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UWAP acquires Akhurst YA novel x

UWA Publishing (UWAP) has acquired ANZ rights to Graham Akhurst’s young adult novel Borderland, via Danielle Binks of Jacinta di Mase Management. Set in Brisbane and the fictional rural town of... Read more

Hachette UK acquires Welbeck

Hachette UK has acquired independent Welbeck Publishing Group (WPG), reports the Bookseller. Welbeck’s adult trade, gift and illustrated titles will become part of Headline Publishing Group, while Welbeck’s children’s list... Read more


The Hats of Marvello (Amanda Graham, illus by Lavanya Naidu, HarperCollins) x

In a quintessential Australian country town, the biggest excitement for grade five student Olive is the upcoming school play, which she has a starring role in as the narrator. To... Read more



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