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28 November 2017

Attendance up at SPN conference; children’s books a growth area for small publishers x

The Small Press Network’s (SPN) sixth Independent Publishing Conference was held at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne on 16-18 November. With attendance up on last year, SPN general manager Matthia... Read more


Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prizes 2017 winners announced

The winners of the 2017 Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prizes have been announced. The winning titles in each category are: Tasmania Book Prize for best book with Tasmanian content in any... Read more
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Wright named Melbourne Uni’s Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature

Author Alexis Wright has been appointed as the second Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne, following Richard Flanagan’s inaugural appointment in 2015. The Boisbouvier Chair was... Read more

Hachette Australia announces promotions in publishing division x

Hachette Australia has promoted several of its publishers to newly created roles within the publishing division. Vanessa Radnidge has been promoted to head of nonfiction, and will focus on growing... Read more
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Waterstones to open five stores before Christmas

UK bookselling chain Waterstones will open five new bookstores before Christmas, including three that are named after their local area in the style of an independent bookshop, reports the Bookseller.... Read more
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