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16 June 2017

Bill to simplify copyright materials for libraries, education and people with disabilities passes Parliament

A Bill amending the Copyright Act 1968 to simplify the use of copyright materials for libraries, educational institutions, archives and people with disabilities passed Federal Parliament on 15 June. From... Read more


Over 300 attend sold-out Reading Matters conference; teen autonomy, diversity discussed x

A capacity crowd of 320 librarians, booksellers, writers, publishers and YA enthusiasts attended the 2017 Reading Matters conference, held from 1-2 June at the Arts Centre in Melbourne. The two-day... Read more
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School supplier The Booklegger to close its print distribution business

Australian school supplier The Booklegger will close its print distribution business at the end of June ‘due to a monumental decline in school library purchasing’, managing director Rick Susman has... Read more

Booktopia shortlisted for several online retail awards

Online bookseller Booktopia has been shortlisted in several categories in the 2017 Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAs). Booktopia is a finalist for Best Pureplay Online Retailer, Best Mobile Commerce Site/Application... Read more
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Ngaio Marsh Award 2017 longlist announced

The longlist for the 2017 Ngaio Marsh award for New Zealand crime fiction has been announced. The longlisted works are: Dead Lemons (Finn Bell, self-published) Pancake Money (Finn Bell, self-published)... Read more

Mudgee Readers’ Festival 2017 program out now

The Mudgee Readers’ Festival has released its 2017 program. The event, which runs from 10-13 August in regional NSW, will feature Melanie Joosten, Holly Throsby, Ali Alizadeh, Michael Robotham, Sarah... Read more
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Nagle appointed CEO of NZ Society of Authors

Jenny Nagle has joined the New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ) as CEO, replacing former CEO Jackie Dennis. Nagle has worked in management, sales and marketing in trade and... Read more

Tracey K Smith named new US poet laureate

Tracey K Smith has been named the 22nd poet laureate of the United States, reports Publishers Weekly. Smith is the author of three books of poetry Life on Mars, Duende and... Read more



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