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10 May 2018

Federal government extends $20,000 tax write-off for small business

The federal government will extend its $20,000 ‘instant’ tax deduction threshold for small businesses for another year, reports SmartCompany. The scheme allows small businesses with an annual turnover of up... Read more

REAL Awards 2018 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2018 Reading & Enjoying Australian Literature (REAL) Awards—which act as shortlists for children’s choice book awards in New South Wales (KOALAs), Northern Territory (KROC Awards) and... Read more
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Text acquires Savage’s debut essay collection x

Text Publishing has acquired world rights (ex UK) to Ellena Savage’s debut essay collection, Blueberries, via Daisy Parente at Lutyens & Rubinstein. Blueberries is a collection of essays exploring themes... Read more

Wyld receives Hardcopy scholarship for First Nations writers

Writer and former bookseller Karen Wyld is the recipient of the inaugural Hardcopy scholarship for an emerging First Nations writer. Launched this year by the ACT Writers Centre in partnership... Read more
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Melbourne local council announces inaugural writer-in-residence program

Moreland City Council, in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, will offer a new $3000 writer-in-residence program this year. Offered to three writers, the three-month residency program aims to support writers by providing... Read more


US adult book and university press sales up; audio sales grow significantly

The Association of American Publishers’ (AAP) annual StatShot survey estimated that US publishers’ revenue for trade books increased by US$96 million (A$128.7 million) to US$7.6 billion (A$10.19 billion)—a 1.3% increase—in 2017.... Read more
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