Daily Newsletter (end March 2022)
3 December 2015

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

Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prizes 2015 winners announced

The winners of this year’s Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prizes were announced at a ceremony at Government House in Hobart on 2 December. The winning titles in each category are: Tasmania... 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

‘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

Asher Award 2015 shortlist announced

The shortlist for this year’s Asher Literary Award, presented to a female writer whose work carries an anti-war theme, has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Broken Nation (Joan Beaumont,... 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

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


Picture book wins Waterstones Book of the Year

Children’s picture book The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith (Particular Books) has won the Waterstones Book of the Year for 2015, reports the Bookseller. Bickford-Smith’s ‘elegant fable’ was... Read more



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