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10 October 2023


QBD takes over former Dymocks Broadway site, adds vinyl offering x

QBD has announced it will take over operations of the former Dymocks store in Sydney’s Broadway Shopping Centre, which closed on 18 September. QBD announced it will hold a grand... Read more
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Rainbow Road board books recalled

Eight books in the Rainbow Road board book series, published by Make Believe Ideas, are being recalled because of concerns they could cause a choking hazard. In a statement published... Read more
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Writing WA to present 2024 Perth Writers Weekend

Perth Festival has formed a partnership with Writing WA to present the Perth Writers Weekend at Perth Festival 2024. To be held on 23–25 February 2024, the revamped Writers Weekend... Read more
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Tighe wins 2023 Varuna-NEWC Fellowship x

The New England Writers’ Centre (NEWC)—in partnership with Varuna, the National Writers’ House—has announced Matthew Tighe as the winner of the 2023 Varuna-NEWC Fellowship. Tighe will work on his steampunk... Read more

Hachette acquires Blakiston and Hawkins nonfiction debut x

Hachette has acquired ANZ rights to Make It Make Sense, a debut nonfiction book from Shit You Should Care About (SYSCA) writers Lucy Blakiston and Bel Hawkins, via Abigail Bergstrom... Read more


Larrikin House acquires two graphic novels

Larrikin House has acquired world rights to two graphic novels set for release in 2024. One title is Ultra Violet by Cristy Burne, illustrated by Rebel Challenger, which ‘follows Violet, a science... Read more

Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction shortlist

In the UK, the shortlist for this year’s Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction has been announced. The six shortlisted books are: Time to Think: The inside story of the collapse... Read more


Stuck Up & Stupid (Angourie Rice & Kate Rice, Walker) x

Stuck Up & Stupid is the debut novel from a mother-daughter writing team: actor Angourie Rice and playwright Kate Rice. With a familiar yet fresh narrative, this contemporary YA reimagining of Pride and... Read more



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