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6 April 2018


ABA announces 2018 conference program; Currie, Batistich to give keynotes

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced the program for its 2018 conference, to be held at QT Hotel in Canberra from 17-18 June. The conference will be organised around... Read more


Instagram launches in-platform shopping function for retailers

Australian retailers on the social media platform Instagram now have the ability to link products in their posts through to online stores for purchase. The feature, Instagram shopping, has been... Read more
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Davitt Awards open to self-publishers x

Sisters in Crime has decided to open its annual Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women writers to self-published authors for the first time. The decision was... Read more


The Little Bookroom launches in-store parent-teacher events x

Melbourne children’s bookstore The Little Bookroom has launched its first in-store information event for parents and teachers. The first event in what the store hopes to turn into a once-a-term... Read more
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New ‘Books+Publishing’ reviews out now x

Books+Publishing’s latest Reviews newsletter contains 16 reviews of books publishing in May and June. Historian Peter Cochrane’s novel The Making of Martin Sparrow (Viking, May) received five stars from reviewer... Read more

Egmont UK sales down in 2017; Australian market performed ‘according to plan’

Egmont UK has reported a 1.4% drop in sales to £50 million (A$91.3 million) in 2017, reports the Bookseller. The UK arm of Danish media corporation the Egmont Group said... Read more
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International Dublin Literary Award 2018 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the International Dublin Literary Award 2018 has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Baba Dunja’s Last Love (Alina Bronsky, Europa Editions) The Transmigration of Bodies (Yuri Herrera,... Read more



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