Daily Newsletter
27 October 2016

Labor MP calls for retention of PIRs

Federal Labor MP and opposition spokesperson for tourism Anthony Albanese has written an opinion piece for the Fairfax papers arguing against the repeal of parallel import restrictions (PIRs). In his... Read more

YABBAs 2016 winners announced

The winners of the 2016 Young Australians Best Book Awards (YABBAs), Victoria’s children’s choice awards, have been announced. The winning titles are: Picture storybooks Pig the Fibber (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic) Fiction... Read more

OzCo literature funding drops to 2.7%

Funding for literature has dropped to 2.7% of the Australia Council’s overall funding in 2015-16, according to the Australia Council’s recent annual report. In 2015-16, literature received $4.6m in funding... Read more

New literary podcast to launch in November x

A new literary podcast featuring Australian writers talking about the craft of writing will be launched in November. The Garret podcast is hosted by Nicolas Brasch, author and chair of... Read more

NZ publishing projects awarded CLNZ funds

A number of New Zealand publishers and authors have received funding in the latest round of Copyright Licensing New Zealand’s (CLNZ) Contestable Fund. Established in 2014, the fund supports ‘strategic... Read more

Small publisher spotlight: Threekookaburras x

Launched in Melbourne in 2013, Threekookaburras has a ‘low-cost, profit-sharing model that slots between self-publishers and the bigger, independent presses’. Founder Annie Hall spoke to Books+Publishing for our ‘small publisher... Read more

Oneworld orders 120k UK reprint of ‘The Sellout’; 40k for Australia

In the UK, Oneworld has ordered a 120,000 reprint of Paul Beatty’s novel The Sellout following its Man Booker Prize win, reports the Bookseller. A further 40,000 copies have been... Read more

 

 

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