Daily Newsletter
2 December 2015

Christmas closing list: Final chance to submit dates x

Publishers and distributors have one more chance to advise the Weekly Book Newsletter of their Christmas closing dates by 5pm on Friday 4 December. If your business doesn’t appear on this week’s... Read more

Christmas closing list 2015

Company Last day of business in 2015 First day of business in 2016 Allen & Unwin Thursday 24 December (Closing 1pm) Monday 4 January Alliance Distribution Services (ADS) Closed public... Read more

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

Rogers appointed ASA executive director x

Former Murdoch Books CEO and former president of the Australian Publishers Association Juliet Rogers has been appointed executive director of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA). Rogers replaces Angelo Loukakis,... Read more

‘The Straight Dope’ wins inaugural Australian Sports Book of the Year

The Straight Dope by journalist Chip Le Grand (MUP) has won the inaugural Australian Sports Book of the Year award. Le Grand’s book, which was chosen from a shortlist of... Read more

Black joins the Wheeler Centre x

Former Crikey editor Sophie Black has joined the Wheeler Centre as head of programming while Emily Sexton is on maternity leave. Black was most recently editor-in-chief at Private Media, which... Read more

Arthur joins HarperCollins x

HarperCollins has appointed Jaki Arthur as head of marketing communications in its general books division. In the newly created role, Arthur will cover local and international fiction and nonfiction titles... Read more

Amazon signs lease for new Sydney HQ

Amazon has signed a seven-year lease for its new Australian headquarters, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The lease is for more than 9260sqm of office space—estimated to be over four... Read more

Bates launches children’s book publisher ‘About Kids Books’ x

Children’s book author Di Bates has launched a new children’s book publisher, About Kids Books. Bates told Books+Publishing the company will publish fiction for readers aged up to 12 years,... Read more

HarperCollins announces #LoveOzYA anthology

HarperCollins has announced it will publish a young adult anthology in May 2017 inspired by the #LoveOzYA campaign, featuring 10 short stories by a selection of Australian YA authors. Writer... Read more

Grattan Institute releases PM summer reading list

Australian public policy think tank Grattan Institute has released its annual summer reading list for the Prime Minister. The list contains ‘books and articles that the Prime Minister, or any... 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

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

Morrissey wins 2015 Bad S-x in Fiction Award

English singer and writer Morrissey has won the 2015 Bad Sex in Fiction Award for his debut novel List of the Lost (Penguin). Morrissey’s novel was selected from a shortlist... Read more

Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 winners announced

The winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Books of 2015 have been announced. The winners include: Go Set a Watchman (Harper Lee, William Heinemann) for Best Fiction and Modern... 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



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