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18 May 2017

ASA urges government to extend PLR scheme to ebooks, audiobooks

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has written to communications minister Mitch Fifield urging the government to extend the Public Lending Right (PLR) and Educational Lending Right (ELR) schemes to include... Read more

Nick Hardie-Grant appointed MD of Hardie Grant Media

Nick Hardie-Grant has been appointed managing director of Hardie Grant’s marketing and custom-publishing business Hardie Grant Media, effective from 5 June. Hardie-Grant takes over from co-founder Fiona Hardie, who has... Read more
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Book blogger spotlight: Books for a Delicate Eternity

Chiara Sullivan blogs about YA books, with a particular focus on diversity and LGBTQIA+ representation. Blogging since 2003, she is a passionate believer in the importance of young members of... Read more

Harlequin US cancels five original mass-market lines

In the US, Harlequin is closing five mass-market original lines, reports Publishers Weekly. The romance publisher has confirmed a report on Book Riot that it will phase out its Harlequin Western,... Read more
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French publisher Nyssen appointed culture minister

Françoise Nyssen, CEO of French publishing house Éditions Actes Sud, has been appointed Culture Minister in newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron’s cabinet, reports Artnet. Belgian-born Nyssen trained as an urban planner and... Read more
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