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2 May 2018

NZ government to introduce ‘Amazon tax’ x

The New Zealand government has announced that foreign retailers will be required to pay GST on goods under the value of NZ$400 (A$370) sold online into New Zealand. Foreign retailers... Read more


Australians shortlisted for Locus Awards

Several Australians have been named as finalists for the Locus Awards for science-fiction and fantasy writing. Garth Nix is a finalist in the young adult category for his novel Frogkisser!... Read more
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Shortlist announced for inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize

The shortlist for the inaugural Michael Gifkins Prize for an unpublished novel has been announced. The shortlisted works, and their authors, are: ‘When Curlews Call’ (H E Crampton) ‘Caught Between’... Read more


Hachette acquires world rights to Richell Prize shortlisted debut x

Hachette Australia has acquired world rights to 2017 Richell Prize finalist Triptych by debut novelist Julie Keys. Triptych traces two timelines from the perspectives of two headstrong women: Muriel Kemp,... Read more
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Melbourne City of Lit announces ‘Parliament’ event for 10th anniversary

The Melbourne City of Literature, as part of its 10th anniversary, has announced it will partner with the Wheeler Centre to present a two-day event in November to ‘celebrate where... Read more


Meet the ABIA Rising Stars: Lex Hirst

In recognition of the Australian Book Industry Awards’ (ABIA) inaugural Rising Star of the Year Award, Books+Publishing spoke to each of the five shortlisted nominees ahead of the winner’s announcement... Read more
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Amazon US launches children’s subscription book box

In the US, Amazon has launched a children’s book box program for members of its subscription service Amazon Prime, reports Publishers Weekly. The online retailer’s Prime Book Box will deliver... Read more



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