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22 November 2017

‘Books+Publishing’ sexual harassment survey closing on Friday

Books+Publishing is inviting anyone working in the Australian book industry to complete a survey on sexual harassment in the industry. The decision to conduct a survey was prompted by evidence... Read more

Amazon Australia to begin selling products on Thursday

Amazon has told its Australian suppliers that it will begin selling products to ‘a small number of customers’ on Thursday 23 November. Amazon said in an email to suppliers: ‘To... Read more
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Siberry wins HGE Ampersand Prize for middle-grade novel ‘Gloop’

Lisa Siberry has won Hardie Grant Egmont’s (HGE) Ampersand Prize for an unpublished manuscript for her middle-grade novel ‘Gloop’. ‘Gloop’ is a ‘funny and atmospheric middle-grade mystery’ about  12-year-old science... Read more


SWF 2018 schools program announced

The Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) has announced the line-up for the 2018 Primary and Secondary School Days programs, to be held from 2 to 7 May. Former UK children’s laureate,... Read more
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Nielsen BookScan to merge trade, academic panels in 2018

Nielsen BookScan Australia has announced it will merge its trade and academic book sales panels in 2018 ‘in order to report on all print book sales via one complete service’.... Read more

Costa Book Awards 2017 shortlists announced

In the UK, the shortlists for the 2017 Costa Book Awards have been announced. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award are: Reservoir 13 (Jon McGregor, 4th Estate) Under a Pole... Read more
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Redhill wins Canada’s Giller Prize for ‘Bellevue Square’

Toronto author Michael Redhill has won Canada’s Scotiabank Giller Prize—the country’s richest literary award—for his novel Bellevue Square (Doubleday Canada). Bellevue Square tells the story of a woman who tries to track... Read more



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