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8 June 2018

No ‘Daily’ on Monday

Please note that, due to the Queen’s Birthday holiday on Monday in all states except Queensland and Western Australia, the next Daily newsletter will be published on Tuesday, 12 June.


UQP celebrates 70th anniversary with anthology and events x

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) is celebrating its 70th birthday this year. Established in 1948, UQP was originally founded as a traditional university press, but it later branched out... Read more
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Foundry658 to offer $20,000 seed funding to creative entrepreneurs

A new business development program, Foundry658, has been launched in Victoria to help creative entrepreneurs and organisations develop start-ups. Ten Victorian individuals or teams will be offered seed funding of... Read more


Sharp appointed CEO of SWF

Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) has appointed Chrissy Sharp as its new CEO. Sharp, who was previously the inaugural director of the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne from 2009 to 2011, will... Read more
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‘The Scared Book’ wins SCBWI Crystal Kite Award

Children’s picture book The Scared Book (Debra Tidball, illus by Kim Siew, Lothian) has won in the Australian and New Zealand division of this year’s Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards,... Read more


Harvey and Whittaker announced as poets in residence for QPF 2018

The Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) has announced two poets in residence for the 2018 festival: African-American poet Yona Harvey and Gomeroi poet Alison Whittaker. Harvey is a poet, literary artist... Read more
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PLR to extend to ebooks and audio in UK

In the UK, Public Lending Rights (PLR) will be extended to include ebooks and audiobooks borrowed from libraries, reports the Bookseller. Effective from 1 July, the change means authors will... Read more



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