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4 November 2016

First authors announced for Perth Writers Festival 2017

The first guests have been announced for the 2017 Perth Writers Festival, which runs from 23-26 February. UK author Ben Rawlence will give the opening address on the issue of... Read more

Memoir ‘Learning Polish’ wins T.A.G. Hungerford Award

Jay Martin has won the 2016 T.A.G. Hungerford Award for an unpublished manuscript for Learning Polish, a memoir about living as a diplomat’s wife in Poland. The award was presented at... Read more

2016 AusRomToday Reader’s Choice Awards nominees announced

The nominees for the 2016 AusRomToday Reader’s Choice Awards have been announced. The nominees in each category, are: Best New Author Caroline Beecham Melanie Coles Athena Daniels Diane Demetre Marilyn... Read more

Twentieth Century Fox options rights to ‘Nevermoor’

Twentieth Century Fox has optioned the film rights to Australian author Jessica Townsend’s forthcoming middle-grade novel Nevermoor, the first book in a trilogy acquired by Hachette US, UK and Australia... Read more

Small publisher spotlight: Busybird Publishing x

Launched in Melbourne in 2009, Busybird Publishing is a ‘boutique micropublisher’ that combines traditional and fee-for-service publishing. ‘But we also do lots of other things,’ says publications manager Les Zigomanis.... Read more

Amazon introduces illustrated children’s stories app

In the US, Amazon has introduced a new app featuring short, illustrated stories designed to look like text-chat for young readers, reports Publishers Weekly. The app, offered at an introductory price... Read more



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