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13 December 2016

Please complete our pre-Christmas survey: Last chance

Books+Publishing is currently conducting its annual pre-Christmas survey of booksellers and publishers. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey online. Booksellers If you are a bookseller, please complete... Read more

Christmas closing list 2016: Updated

Company Last day of business in 2016 First day of business in 2017 Allen & Unwin Friday 23 December (Closing 1pm) Tuesday 3 January Alliance Distribution Services (ADS) (see classified)... Read more
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Bachoura wins 2016 Deborah Cass Prize

Syrian-born actor and writer Jean Bachoura has won Writers Victoria’s 2016 Deborah Cass Prize for emerging writers from migrant backgrounds for his manuscript extract ‘Night Falls’. ‘Night Falls’ was chosen... Read more

HarperCollins acquires McTiernan, Ringland debuts

HarperCollins has acquired the rights to two novels by first-time Australian authors. Perth-based writer Dervla McTiernan’s crime novel The Rúin was acquired by publisher Anna Valdinger in a two-book deal... Read more
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Diversity initiative ‘Voices from the Intersection’ to hold publisher speed pitching day

Authors Rebecca Lim and Ambelin Kwaymullina have launched a volunteer initiative Voices from the Intersection (VFTI), with the aim of providing publication and mentorship opportunities to emerging YA and children’s... Read more

OzCo announces leadership program participants

A number of literary arts workers have been selected for the 2017 Australia Council Leadership Programs. Participants in the 2017 Future Leaders Program include Right Now magazine general manager Reiko... Read more
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Indie Book Awards 2017 longlists announced

Leading Edge Books has announced the longlists for the 2017 Indie Book Awards. The longlisted titles in each category are: Fiction The Easy Way Out (Steven Amsterdam, Hachette) Between a... Read more


Watts, Witherspoon to adapt ‘Penguin Bloom’ for film

Australian actress Naomi Watts has partnered with US actress and film producer Reese Witherspoon and US film producer Bruna Papandrea to option the rights to Penguin Bloom (Cameron Bloom &... Read more


Martyn leaves HarperCollins

HarperCollins Australia publishing director Shona Martyn has left the publisher to pursue ‘new challenges’ after 17 years with the company. Martyn joined HarperCollins in 1999 as publishing director of Australian and... Read more


Bestsellers this week x

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (J K Rowling, Hachette) continues its run as the top-selling title in Australia for a third consecutive week, ahead of Double Down: Diary... Read more



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