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1 May 2017


ABIA 2017 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced. The titles in each category are: General fiction book of the year The Birdman’s Wife (Melissa Ashley,... Read more


McKinty wins 2017 Edgar Award

Melbourne-based Irish author Adrian McKinty has won the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best paperback original for his novel Rain Dogs (Serpent’s Tail). Rain Dogs is the fifth book... Read more
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Industry bodies back Australian Reading Hour campaign

Five industry bodies are backing the Australian Reading Hour campaign, which will promote the idea of ‘picking up a book and reading for an hour’ on 14 September, and hopes... Read more


Bestsellers this week x

Swedish writer Jo Nesbo’s latest Harry Hole mystery, The Thirst (Harvill Secker), has climbed into second spot in the top 10 bestsellers this week. Its rapid rise into the top 10 has... Read more
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UK book sales up 7% in 2016, according to Publishers Association report x

UK publishers’ book sales were up 7% to £4.8bn (A$8.3bn) in 2016, according to the Publishers Association’s annual yearbook, reports Publishers Weekly. The growth was fueled by strong export sales,... Read more
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