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1 June 2017


Over 110,000 attend SWF 2017; poetry tops festival bestsellers list x

This year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) has recorded over 110,000 attendances and 59,322 ticketed sales worth over $1.5m—the second-highest box office in the organisation’s history. Attendances include the festival’s series of... Read more

VIPs program explores rights sales in China, Taiwan and India x

The annual Visiting International Publishers (VIPs) program was held during the 2017 Sydney Writers’ Festival. As part of the program, Australian publishers are given the opportunity to meet with international... Read more
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Ventura introduces new imprint for emerging writers

Ventura Press has launched a new imprint for emerging writers, to be curated by former creative director of Varuna, the Writers’ House, Peter Bishop. Peter Bishop Books will aim to... Read more


Small publisher Grattan Street Press launches at the University of Melbourne

New small publisher Grattan Street Press launched its first book, John Lang’s colonial novel The Forger’s Wife, at an event at the University of Melbourne on 24 May. Grattan Street... Read more
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Book blogger spotlight: Diva Booknerd

YA and middle-grade book blogger Kelly from Diva Booknerd says she reviews books ‘purely on emotion and entertainment’, and enjoys the sense of community that blogging brings. She spoke to... Read more

Canada’s Indigo Books & Music reports highest ever revenue

Canada’s largest bookselling chain Indigo Books & Music has recorded its highest ever total revenue of C$1.02bn (A$1.02bn), reports Publishers Weekly. The figure is up 2.6% on the previous year,... Read more
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