Daily Newsletter
29 April 2016

Productivity Commission draft report calls for immediate PIR repeal x

The Productivity Commission has recommended the government repeal parallel import restrictions (PIRs) no later than the end of 2017 in its draft report on Australia’s intellectual property (IP) arrangements. The... Read more


Macintyre wins 2016 Ernest Scott Prize

Stuart Macintyre has won the 2016 Ernest Scott Prize for history for his book Australia’s Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s (NewSouth). The winning title was chosen from... Read more

George Robertson Award 2016 winners announced

The winners of the 2016 George Robertson Award, which recognises long and distinguished service to the publishing industry, were announced by the Australian Publishers Association (APA) on 27 April. The... Read more


Small publisher spotlight: Ford Street Publishing x

Melbourne-based Ford Street Publishing specialises in children’s and YA books, and released its first titles in 2007. Founder Paul Collins spoke to Books+Publishing for our ‘small publisher spotlight’ series: Describe... Read more

Wattpad launches Wattpad Studios

In the US, online writing platform and community Wattpad is launching a new division called Wattpad Studios to partner with entertainment companies to develop film and media projects based on... Read more

Arthur C Clarke Award 2016 shortlist announced

In the UK, the shortlist for the 2016 Arthur C Clarke Award for science-fiction has been announced. The six shortlisted titles are: Arcadia (Iain Pears, Faber), which can be read... Read more

ALA reveals ‘most frequently challenged books’ in 2015

The American Library Association (ALA) has released a list of most frequently challenged books in 2015. Topping the list was Looking for Alaska (John Green, HarperCollins), followed by Fifty Shades... Read more



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