Daily Newsletter
1 December 2015

Please complete our pre-Christmas survey x

Books+Publishing is currently conducting its annual pre-Christmas survey of booksellers and publishers. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey online. Booksellers If you are a bookseller, please complete... Read more

Christmas closing list: submissions due this Monday 30 November x

Publishers and distributors are asked to advise the Weekly Book Newsletter of their Christmas closing dates by 5pm this Monday 30 November. A full list will appear in the Weekly Book Newsletter... Read more

University of Sydney obesity, diabetes centre to award writer $100,000 fellowship

The University of Sydney’s Charles Perkin Centre has announced a $100,000 fellowship for a writer in residence to ‘join the fight against obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease’. Starting in mid-2016,... Read more

Black wins 2015 Ampersand Prize

Melbourne writer Calanthe Black has won Hardie Grant Egmont’s (HGE) 2015 Ampersand Prize for unpublished writers for her untitled YA sci-fi novel. Black’s entry was chosen from more than 250... Read more

Radcliffe awarded inaugural Yale Publishing Course scholarship

Potton & Burton managing director Emma Radcliffe has been awarded the inaugural W E and M L Forde Publishing Scholarship to the Yale Publishing Course, administered by the Publishers Association... Read more

Readings Foundation awards $93,000 in grants for 2016

The Readings Foundation has chosen seven Victorian organisations to share $93,000 worth of grants in 2016. The grant recipients are: 3081 Angels: $10,000 to support a volunteer team to work... Read more

Victorian Rep of the Year 2015 winners announced

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced the winners of this year’s Victorian Rep of the Year Award. The joint winners were Micheal Earp from Walker Books and Anthony Pizzinga... Read more

Black Inc. and Hachette: how the removal of PIR will affect our business

The federal government’s recent announcement that it plans to remove parallel importation restrictions (PIRs) on books has been heavily criticised by the publishing industry. Books+Publishing asked two publishers, Black Inc.... Read more

UK publisher insolvencies on the rise

UK publisher insolvencies have risen 58% over the past year, according to research from accountancy firm Moore Stephens reported in the Independent. In the 2014-15 financial year, 128 UK publishers... Read more

World Book Night 2016 titles announced

The books selected for next year’s World Book Night in the UK and Ireland have been announced. Fifteen titles will be handed out by volunteers on 23 April 2016, which... Read more

 

 

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