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12 June 2018

Grenville, book industry figures recognised in 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours x

A number of Australian authors and industry figures were recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Author Kate Grenville was made Officer in the General Division of the Order of... Read more


Payne resigns from UQP x

University of Queensland Press (UQP) nonfiction publisher Alexandra Payne has resigned from the position after 11 years with the company. In a statement, UQP announced Payne will step down from... Read more
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Coleman, Meadows win Norma K Hemming Awards 2018

The winners of the 2018 Norma K Hemming Awards were announced on Friday, 8 June. Western Australian writer Claire G Coleman won in the long work category for her novel Terra... Read more


PANZ Book Design Awards 2018 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2018 Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) Book Design Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Best illustrated book Aberhart Starts Here... Read more
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Longlist for 2018 ‘KYD’ Unpublished Manuscript Award announced

The longlist for the 2018 Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award has been announced. The longlisted works, and their authors, are: ‘Blindside’ (Beth Amos) ‘The Eulogy’ (Jacqueline Bailey) ‘Behind the... Read more


Meet the ABA Young Booksellers of the Year: Stephanie Beck from Better Read Than Dead

In the week leading up to the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) 2018 conference, Books+Publishing spoke to each of the five shortlisted nominees for Young Bookseller of the Year ahead of... Read more
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Bestsellers this week x

A new part-thriller, part-romance novel from Nora Roberts (Shelter in Place, Hachette) has climbed into second spot in this week’s top 10, while another romance novelist, Danielle Steel, debuts in... Read more

German book sales down in 2017

In Germany, book trade association Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels has released data showing value sales of books and journals in Germany dropped marginally by 1.6% in 2017. Overall, the German... Read more



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