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10 August 2017


Booksellers prepare for Love Your Bookshop Day

Preparations are underway for the Australian Booksellers Association’s (ABA) Love Your Bookshop Day this Saturday 12 August, with stores around the country hosting events and promotions. More than 80 stores... Read more


Steady attendance and capacity crowds at Byron Writers Festival; Jimmy Barnes the bestseller

Ticket sales were steady at the 2017 Bryon Writers Festival, which ran from 4-6 August in Byron Bay, NSW, with overall attendance set to repeat last year’s total of 70,000.... Read more
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Transworld acquires rights to Wilson’s ‘First, We Make the Beast Beautiful’

UK publisher Transworld has acquired Commonwealth rights (ex-ANZ) to Sarah Wilson’s First, We Make the Beast Beautiful (Macmillan) via Peggy Boulos Smith at Writers House, reports the Bookseller. Transworld editorial director... Read more


Wilkinson’s ‘Boundless Sublime’ sells to US

US publisher Capstone’s teen imprint Switch Press has picked up North American rights to The Boundless Sublime (A&U), Lili Wilkinson’s 2016 YA novel about a teenage girl seduced by a... Read more
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Book blogger spotlight: Babbling Books

Multi-platform blogger Tamsien West shares her eclectic reading tastes across her blog, Instagram, YouTube and book club under the name Babbling Books. She has found that ‘deeply personal stories and... Read more
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