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24 May 2018


A&U acquires Bowditch memoir x

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has acquired ANZ rights to a memoir by musician, actor and broadcaster Clare Bowditch, and will publish the title in October 2019. Publisher Kelly Fagan acquired... Read more


Fine shortlisted for Orwell Prize 2018

University of Melbourne academic and author Cordelia Fine has been shortlisted for the 2018 Orwell Prize for Books, for her book Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of our Gendered Minds (Icon... Read more
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ASA launches podcast on ‘entrepreneurial’ creatives

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has launched a new podcast series focusing on ‘the numerous ways wordsmiths can adapt their talents beyond the confines of a book’. Called Words... Read more


Ngaio Marsh Award 2018 longlist announced

The longlist for the 2018 Ngaio Marsh award for New Zealand crime fiction has been announced. The longlisted works are: Marlborough Man (Alan Carter, Fremantle Press) Baby (Annaleese Jochems, VUP) See... Read more
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New small publisher Elephant Tree Publishing launches first title

A new Canberra-based small publisher of fiction, nonfiction and young adult fiction has recently released its first title. Mother-and-daughter team Jennifer Brown-Leslie and Kathryn Spurling have established Elephant Tree Publishing... Read more


Audible partners with Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine

In the US, Audible has announced a partnership with Hello Sunshine, the cross-platform media brand founded by Reese Witherspoon that is dedicated to producing female-driven content, reports Publishers Weekly. Reese’s... Read more
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