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20 October 2016

Booktopia shelves ASX listing due to ‘cooling market sentiment towards retailers’

Online bookseller Booktopia has backed away from its plan to list on the Australian Stock Exchange due to institutional investors’ cooling market sentiment towards retailers, reports the Australian. The feedback... Read more

‘A Guide to Berlin’ wins 2016 Colin Roderick Award

Gail Jones’ A Guide to Berlin (Vintage) has won the 2016 Colin Roderick Award and the HT Priestley Medal, administered by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies at James Cook... Read more

Fremantle Press illustrators longlisted for FBF prize

Australian illustrators Kyle Hughes-Odgers and Chris Nixon have been longlisted for the inaugural Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) Global Illustration Award, which has a prize pool of €30,000 (A$42,660). Hughes-Odgers and... Read more

SWF’s ‘Russ the Story Bus’ to make first trip to regional NSW

The Sydney Writers Festival’s (SWF) Russ the Story Bus tour will visit regional NSW towns for the first time, as part of SWF’s Children’s Festival of Moving Stories from 31... Read more

A&U to publish ‘dinosaur robots’ series from McFarlane and Park x

Allen & Unwin has announced it will publish a new ‘high-concept adventure series’ about ‘dinosaur robots’ from authors Susannah McFarlane and Louise Park. ‘D-Bot Squad’, which will be published under... Read more

Small publisher spotlight: Connor Court Publishing x

Founded in 2005 in Ballarat, Victoria, and now based in Redland Bay, Queensland, Connor Court Publishing specialises in titles that ‘challenge the status quo’. Founder Anthony Cappello spoke to Books+Publishing... Read more

Virtual reality rights sold for YA trilogy in ‘world first’ deal

Virtual reality rights to a YA trilogy have been sold to an ‘interactive entertainment company’ in what is being described as a ‘world first’ deal, reports the Bookseller. ‘The Fallow... Read more

 

 

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