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12 May 2017


PRH Australia announces new literary division; Ball promoted

Penguin Random House (PRH) Australia will establish a Penguin Random House Literary division in June. The division, led by Ben Ball in the newly created role of publishing director of... Read more

ABA Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award 2017 shortlist announced

The shortlist for this year’s Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: The Birdman’s Wife (Melissa Ashley, Affirm Press) Words in... Read more
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18,000 attend Clunes Booktown Festival 2017; sellout sessions with Kent, Ford x

Around 18,000 visitors attended this year’s Clunes Booktown Festival in Victoria, which ran from 6-7 May. The number of visitors is about the same as the previous two festivals. A... Read more

Melbourne’s Books in Print to close in June

Books in Print in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern will close at the end of June. The store has been run by Chris Harrington and Deborah Holland for the past... Read more
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Echo acquires historical novel from Meg Keneally

Echo Publishing has acquired world rights to Meg Keneally’s historical novel Fled in a two-book deal. The novel, which is based on the life of convict Mary Bryant, will be... Read more

Red Room Poetry announces shortlist for inaugural fellowship

The shortlist has been announced for the inaugural Red Room Poetry fellowship, launched to recognise the achievements and artistic goals of contemporary Australian poets. The 10 shortlisted poets are: Ali... Read more
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Argentina’s book market down 40% in 2016

Argentina’s book market declined 40% in 2016, from US$905.5m (A$1,228m) in revenue in 2015 to US$540m (A$732m) last year, reports Publishers Weekly. The figures were compiled by an Argentine consultancy... Read more



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