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23 November 2017

Christmas closing list: Submissions due this Monday

Publishers and distributors are asked to submit their Christmas closing dates by 5pm this Monday 27 November. A full list will appear in the Weekly Book Newsletter on Wednesday 6 December. This is... Read more


‘Anaesthesia’ wins 2017 Waverley Library Award

Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness by Melbourne journalist Kate Cole-Adams (Text) has won the Waverley Council’s Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award for 2017.... Read more
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Pandiella to join Pantera Press x

Anabel Pandiella, marketing and publicity director for Simon & Schuster Australia, will join Pantera Press as its marketing and publicity director. Pandiella will commence the role on 29 January 2018. Pandiella has... Read more


‘Their Brilliant Careers’ to publish in the UK in 2018

UK independent publisher Eye Books will publish Ryan O’Neill’s novel Their Brilliant Careers (Black Inc.) in the UK in April 2018. Editor-at-large Scott Pack‏ said he will present the first... Read more
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Laniyuk named ‘Overland’ writer-in-residence

Melbourne-based writer Laniyuk Garcon-Mills has been selected for the 2017 Overland Writers Residency, which was open to Indigenous writers this year. As part of the three-month residency, Laniyuk, who prefers to... Read more


BILBY Awards 2017 winners announced

The winners for this year’s Books I Love Best Yearly (BILBY) Awards, the children’s choice book awards for Queensland, have been announced. The winning titles in each category are: Early... Read more
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Christmas predictions: Perth booksellers Bill Liddelow from Boffins Books and Jane Seaton from Beaufort Street Books

In a series running in the lead-up to Christmas, Books+Publishing is asking booksellers across the country to predict their biggest sellers and ‘surprise sellers’. In this instalment, Boffins Books co-owner... Read more

Sales up 79% across UK small presses

UK indie book distributor Inpress has reported a 79% increase in sales across 60 of its smallest publishing clients in the past year, reports the Guardian. Inpress managing director Sophie... Read more


Junior doctor’s memoir wins BAMB Readers’ Choice Award

Junior-doctor-turned-comedian Adam Kay’s memoir This is Going to Hurt (Picador) has won the Books are My Bag (BAMB) Readers’ Choice Award in the UK. Kay’s memoir, which also won the... Read more



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