Daily Newsletter (end March 2022)
6 October 2016

Queensland Literary Awards 2016 winners announced

The winners of the 2016 Queensland Literary Awards have been announced. The winning titles in each category are: Fiction ($10,000) Between a Wolf and a Dog (Georgia Blain, Scribe) Nonfiction ($10,000)... Read more

ASA announces 2016 Barbara Jefferis Award shortlist

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced the shortlist for the 2016 Barbara Jefferis Award. The shortlisted titles are: This Picture of You (Sarah Hopkins, A&U) A Guide to... Read more

Organisers cancel 2016 Book Expo Australia x

Book Expo Australia organisers have cancelled this year’s event, which was scheduled to run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney on 8-9 October, due to low ticket sales. Founder Sandra... Read more

Fifield reportedly in talks to return Catalyst money to OzCo x

Federal Arts Minister Mitch Fifield is working with other agencies and arts bodies to return some or all of the $104m taken from the Australia Council in the 2015-16 federal... Read more

Hines to retire as A&U group publishing director x

Allen & Unwin has announced that group publishing director Sue Hines will retire from the position at the end of 2016. Hines joined A&U in 1996 and held roles as... Read more

Readings Matters 2017 authors announced

US authors A S King and Rick Yancey and Canadian author Mariko Tamaki are among the guests attending next year’s Reading Matters conference. The 2017 conference, which is presented by... Read more

Leading Edge to hold 2017 conference in Surfers Paradise

Leading Edge Books will host its 2017 annual conference at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa on 19-21 March. The conference program features an informal lunch and afternoon sessions... Read more


Small publisher spotlight: Niche Press x

Founded in 2014, Melbourne-based Niche Press specialises in ‘quirky smaller-scale publications’ that might get overlooked by the mass market. Founder Michael Carolan spoke to Books+Publishing for our ‘small publisher spotlight’... Read more



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