Daily Newsletter
19 May 2016


ABIA People’s Choice Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) reader’s choice awards have been announced. The winners in each category are: General fiction book of the year Close Your... Read more


Tennant wins 2016 Finch Memoir Prize

Mary Tennant has won the 2016 Finch Memoir Prize, worth $10,000, for her manuscript I Knew You’d Have Brown Eyes. The publisher said Tennant’s manuscript is ‘a powerful story about... Read more

Creative Victoria announces new VicArts recipients

Creative Victoria has announced the latest round of VicArts Grants recipients. The program will provide $1.6m in funding for 96 creative projects by independent artists and arts organisations in Victoria.... Read more

Small publisher spotlight: Aboriginal Studies Press x

ACT-based Aboriginal Studies Press has been publishing titles since 1987, including The Little Red Yellow Black Book: An Introduction to Indigenous Australia, which has sold over 50,000 copies. ‘Like many... Read more

BBC education app promotion concerns UK publishers

In the UK, educational publishers have expressed concerns over the BBC’s study revision platform Bitesize, arguing that the reach of the app through promotion on the broadcaster’s various platforms is anticompetitive... Read more

Penguin Random House opens bookstore in Puerto Rico

Penguin Random House (PRH) has opened a bookstore in US territory Puerto Rico, in partnership with local bookseller The Bookmark, reports the Digital Reader. The store contains 1000 PRH titles... Read more



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