Daily Newsletter
11 August 2016


‘The 78-Storey Treehouse’ sets new records for Australian title x

Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s The 78-Storey Treehouse (Pan) has sold more copies on its first day than any other Australian book, according to Dymocks and Booktopia. At Dymocks, sales... Read more

Bookstores prepare for National Bookshop Day x

Preparations are underway for the sixth annual National Bookshop Day this Saturday 13 August, with stores around the country hosting events and promotions. The theme of this year’s National Bookshop... Read more


‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ sells 212k copies in Oz in its first week x

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playscript (J K Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne, Hachette) has sold 211,898 copies valued at $5.49m in its first week of release in Australia,... Read more

Ryan, Kumschick promoted at Hardie Grant

Hardie Grant Publishing Group managing director Julie Pinkham has announced two appointments that ‘conclude a restructure and set the agenda for the era ahead’. Roxy Ryan, who was previously marketing... Read more


Small publisher spotlight: Serenity Press x

Serenity Press was founded in Perth in 2012 to create publishing opportunities for emerging Australian authors. Founder Karen Mc Dermott spoke to Books+Publishing for our ‘small publisher spotlight’ series: Describe... Read more

HarperCollins releases 2016 full year results

In the US, HarperCollins has reported its full year results for the year ending 30 June 2016, which saw a drop in revenue of 1.2% to US$1.65bn (A$2.14bn), while earnings (EBITDA)  fell 16% to... Read more



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