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12 February 2024


Booktopia reports first-half results down, revises forecast x

In a trading update, Booktopia has announced ‘results were down year-on-year’ to the end of the first half of the 2024 financial year. While the company experienced revenue growth year-on-year... Read more


Ena Noël Award 2024 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the biennial Ena Noël Award has been announced by the Australian branch of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). The shortlisted authors and illustrators are:... Read more
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Bookseller, authors argue for fixed price law x

In an opinion piece for the Sydney Morning Herald, journalist Raymond Bonner, a co-owner of Bookoccino Bookshop in Avalon, has called for a ‘fixed-price’ law in Australia. Stating that fixed-price laws... Read more


Affirm acquires Micallef anthology x

Affirm Press has acquired world rights to Slivers, Shards and Skerricks, a comedy anthology from television personality and author Shaun Micallef. The publisher described Micallef’s forthcoming anthology as ‘a spectrum... Read more
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Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2024 shortlists announced

In the UK, the shortlists for the 2024 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Illustrated books The Queen Next Door (Marcela Ferreira,... Read more


Seed to Sky: Life in the Daintree (Pamela Freeman, illus Liz Anelli, Walker, April) x

With breathtaking illustrations, Seed to Sky: Life in the Daintree is packed with fun facts about the animals and plants native to the Daintree Rainforest region. After the success of... Read more
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