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2 June 2016

ABA backs APA’s Books Create campaign to retain PIRs

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced it will join the Australian Publishers Association (APA) and other organisations to support the Books Create Australia campaign, which condemns the government’s plans... Read more

Shortlist for 2016 Vic Prem’s unpublished manuscript award announced

The shortlist for this year’s Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: ‘Ironbark’ by Jay Carmichael: ‘an exquisitely poetic, stylistically sure literary novel... Read more

Sleepers Publishing announces it’s not taking on new books

Independent small press Sleepers Publishing has announced it will not take on new books after 13 years of operation. In a newsletter, Sleepers co-founders Zoe Dattner and Louise Swinn thanked... Read more

the cosmopolitans


Xoum appoints Grundy as associate publisher, announces new literary imprint

Sydney-based independent publisher Xoum Publishing has appointed Alice Grundy in the newly created role of associate publisher, where she will head its new literary imprint Brio. Grundy has more than... Read more

ABA conference attracts 300 attendees; ‘Funder, Deng and Barnesy’ among the highlights x

Approximately 300 booksellers, exhibitors and guest speakers attended this year’s Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) conference, which was held in Canberra from 29-30 May. ABA chief executive Joel Becker said he... Read more

All the Light We Cannot see


Nielsen BookScan: Value up, volume flat in 2016 YTD; ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ the bestseller x

Nielsen Book general manager Shaun Symonds presented an overview of the market in 2016 at the Leading Edge Books and Australian Booksellers Association conferences. Symonds reported that value is up... Read more

Close to 200 booksellers, publishers and authors attend 2016 Leading Edge conference x

Ninety booksellers, 75 publishing representatives and 22 authors attended this year’s Leading Edge Books conference, which was held in Canberra from 27-28 May. Leading Edge Books group manager Galina Marinov... Read more


Small publisher spotlight: Aulexic x

WA-based publisher Aulexic specialises in books for children with language and literacy difficulties, launching its first titles in 2015. CEO and publisher Rebecca Laffar-Smith spoke to Books+Publishing for our ‘small... Read more



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