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4 August 2016

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ sales ‘exceed expectations’ of publisher, retailers x

Sales of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play script have exceeded expectations, according to the book’s local publisher Hachette. Hachette Australia joint managing director Justin Ractliffe told Books+Publishing... Read more

Book-to-screen adaptations pitched at Books at MIFF 2016 x

The 10th annual Books at MIFF (BaM) event, run by Melbourne International Film Festival’s 37º South Market, was held at the Forum Theatre on Friday, 29 July. Representatives from publishing... Read more

Text acquires Booker-longlisted ‘His Bloody Project’; brings forward ‘Schooldays of Jesus’

Text Publishing has acquired ANZ rights to Graeme Macrae Burnet’s 2016 Man Booker Prize-longlisted crime novel His Bloody Project, and will publish the book on 29 August. Set in the... Read more

A&U to publish series co-authored by NBA star Patty Mills and Jared Thomas

Allen & Unwin has acquired a three-book junior fiction basketball series by Australian NBA player and Olympian Patty Mills and author Jared Thomas. The series is loosely based on Mills’... Read more

Small publisher spotlight: Clan Destine Press x

Genre specialist Clan Destine Press, based in regional Victoria, first began publishing in 2010. Publisher Lindy Cameron spoke to Books+Publishing for our ‘small publisher spotlight’ series: Describe your company in... Read more

‘Harry Potter’ bestselling book in the UK in a decade; two million copies sold in the US

In the UK, publisher Little, Brown has said the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playscript has sold 680,000 print copies in the first three days of sale to make... Read more

‘Forbes’ releases list of top-earning authors; Patterson remains on top

Forbes has released its annual list of the world’s top earning authors. For a third year James Patterson remains at the top of the list, earning  an estimated US$95 million... Read more

 

 

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