Daily Newsletter
18 November 2016

Australian romance readers’ survey released; erotica and rural romance decline in popularity

The Australian Romance Readers Association (ARRA) has released the results of its annual readers’ survey, based on 275 respondents. This year’s survey saw a drop in the popularity of erotica... Read more

Carter to be adapted for BBC radio’s ‘Crime Down Under’ season

Fremantle Press has sold radio dramatisation rights to Alan Carter’s first book in the ‘Cato Kwong’ series, Prime Cut, to BBC radio drama in the UK. The deal will see... Read more

Drury, Hannam and Walsh awarded NSW Sales Rep of the Year awards

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced the winners of its 2016 NSW Sales Rep of the Year awards. Simon & Schuster’s Kay Drury and Allen & Unwin’s Mark Hannam... Read more

Harry Hartog opens seventh store

Independent bookselling chain Harry Hartog has opened its seventh store at Warringah Mall in Brookvale in Sydney’s northern beaches. The bookstore, which opened on 17 November, is one of around... Read more

Booktopia makes ‘BRW’ Fast 100 for the seventh time

Online bookseller Booktopia has made the Business Review Weekly’s (BRW) annual Fast 100 for the seventh time. Booktopia’s revenue grew from $12m in 2011 to $80.7m in 2016. It came... Read more


National Book Award 2016 winners announced

In the US, the winners of the 2016 National Book Awards have been announced. Colson Whitehead won the fiction award for The Underground Railroad (Fleet), which traces a slave’s flight... Read more


Bloomsbury launches literary crime and thriller imprint

Bloomsbury has launched a new imprint that specialises in literary crime, thrillers and suspense, called Raven Books. The imprint, led by UK-based editorial director Alison Hennessey, will launch in January... Read more



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