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9 January 2017


Former HarperCollins, Leading Edge Books communications specialist Simon Milne dies

Simon Milne, who worked in the Australian book industry for many years as a marketing communications director at HarperCollins ANZ, marketing and communications manager at Leading Edge Group and general... Read more

New award to recognise editorial excellence

A new award for editorial excellence has been launched by Editors Queensland, a branch of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd). The Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award, or ‘Rosie’, honours the... Read more
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Productivity Commission releases final report; reiterates call for PIR repeal, adoption of ‘fair use’

The Productivity Commission released its final report into Intellectual Property Arrangements on 20 December, reiterating the previous recommendations from its draft report to repeal parallel import restrictions (PIRs) on books... 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
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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


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
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Bestsellers this week x

Fiction and children’s fiction series are performing strongly on this week’s charts, with the latest ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ title, Double Down (Jeff Kinney, Puffin), reclaiming top spot on... Read more

Costa Book Awards 2016 category winners announced

In the UK, the five category winners for the 2016 Costa Book Awards have been announced. The winners are Days Without End (Sebastian Barry, Faber) for best novel; Golden Hill... Read more

S&S US book deal with right-wing journalist ignites debate

Simon & Schuster US’s decision to publish an autobiographical book by Milo Yiannopoulos, a British journalist and tech editor for the far-right website Breitbart, has attracted criticism within the publishing... Read more



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