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24 October 2017


HGE announces 2017 Ampersand Prize shortlist

Hardie Grant Egmont (HGE) has announced the shortlist for its 2017 Ampersand Prize for unpublished YA and middle-grade authors. The six shortlisted authors and their works are: Lincoln Law for... Read more

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ coming to Melbourne in 2019

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be coming to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre in early 2019. The play, based on an original new story by J K Rowling, Jack Thorne... Read more
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Noted festival on hiatus in 2018

Canberra’s experimental writers’ festival Noted will not be held in 2018. The festival announced on its website in September that it will spend the next year ‘looking at ways to... Read more


ABC’s ‘The Book Club’ to host year-end special, announces book industry’s favourite 2017 reads

ABC TV’s The Book Club will host a year-end special episode on 19 December when it will announce the results of its ‘five of the best’ reader poll for 2017.... Read more
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Asher Award 2017 shortlist announced

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced the shortlist for the 2017 Asher Literary Award. The shortlisted titles are: Our Lady of the Fence Post (J H Crone, UWA... Read more


Echo acquires midlife dating guide

Bonnier Publishing’s Echo imprint has acquired world rights to Kerri Sackville’s Out There: A Survival for Guide for Dating in Midlife via Pippa Masson at Curtis Brown Australia. Out There... Read more
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Print and ebook sales on the rise in the UK

Early results from the Bookseller’s annual digital census of UK publishers has found that print and ebook sales are on the rise, with audiobook sales ‘seeing rapid growth despite being... Read more



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