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16 December 2016

Final ‘Weekly Book Newsletter’ for 2016

Today’s Weekly Book Newsletter will be the last for 2016. The first Weekly Book Newsletter for 2017 will be published on Wednesday 11 January. The last Daily Newsletter for 2016 was published on... Read more

Pre-Christmas survey 2016: Stable sales at chain stores, indies divided x

Christmas sales are tracking at similar levels to last year for the majority of booksellers (63%), with just 13% reporting an increase and 24% reporting a decrease. This compares to... Read more
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Nielsen BookScan figures: Volume and value down as colouring books dry up x

Sales in the 10 weeks to 5 December are down 5.9% in value and seven percent in volume this year compared to the same period in 2015, reports Nielsen BookScan.... Read more

The books: Strong across the board; big-name fiction, cookbooks missing x

Most booksellers think there’s a strong (53%) or moderate (44%) offering of books this season, with only three percent considering it a weak line-up of titles. Booksellers are more confident... Read more
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Supply, stock, staff and sales x

Many booksellers have expressed cautious satisfaction with the availability and supply of stock so far this Christmas, although concerns regarding delivery services, damages and unavailable titles persist. ‘Supply has generally been... Read more

Online sales and ebooks x

Twenty-nine percent of bookstores surveyed aren’t selling print books online this Christmas, with 10% not having a store website at all. For those that have embraced ecommerce, print book sales... Read more
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Publishers’ perspectives x

Australia’s large and medium-sized publishers are reasonably happy with sales in the lead-up to Christmas, with most reporting that sales are either ‘about the same’ as last year or down... Read more

All down to the last week x

Booksellers are hoping for a big final week of sales, but are preparing themselves for Christmas sales that are somewhere between ‘okay’ and ‘excellent’. Just under half of booksellers (47%)... Read more


Bongiorno wins 2016 ACT Book of the Year x

Frank Bongiorno has won the 2016 ACT Book of the Year for his nonfiction book The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia (Black Inc.). Bongiorno was chosen from a shortlist... Read more


UQP acquires Lucashenko novel ‘Too Much Lip’

UQP acting-CEO and publisher Madonna Duffy has acquired world rights to Melissa Lucashenko’s new novel Too Much Lip. Partly inspired by Ned Kelly and the Beverley Hillbillies, Too Much Lip... Read more

A&U acquires Lambie memoir

Allen & Unwin will publish a memoir by independent Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie in mid-2017, reports the Australian. The publisher said Lambie’s story is of ‘a very ordinary Australian who... Read more

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


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

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


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

Top ‘Books+Publishing’ stories, reviews of 2016

In October, Books+Publishing reported on the imminent arrival of a new bar and bookshop in Melbourne specialising in Irish whiskey and Irish literature. Our story on Buck Mulligan’s—which has since... Read more



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