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26 June 2018


Law to edit ‘Growing Up Queer in Australia’ anthology

Black Inc. has announced it will publish a new anthology in 2019, Growing Up Queer in Australia, which will be edited by Benjamin Law. The anthology, which will be aimed... Read more

An Isolated Incident


Maguire's ‘An Isolated Incident’ sold to UK

UK publisher Lightning Books has acquired Emily Maguire’s 2016 crime novel An Isolated Incident (Picador), reports the Bookseller. Lightning Books editor-at-large Scott Pack acquired world English-language rights (excluding Australia and... Read more
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Ventura acquires world rights to d’Alpuget’s ‘Birth of the Plantagenets’ x

Ventura Press has acquired world rights to Blanche D’Alpuget’s ‘Birth of the Plantagenets’ series. The first two books in the series, The Young Lion and The Lion Rampant, will be... Read more


Dymocks Book Club launches on ‘Kids’ WB’ x

Chain bookseller Dymocks has partnered with Australian children’s television show Kids’ WB, from Channel Nine, to launch a monthly children’s book segment. Each month’s segment will feature a group of... Read more
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‘Into the Heart of Tasmania’ wins inaugural Dick and Joan Green Family Award

Historian Rebe Taylor’s Into the Heart of Tasmania: A Search for Human Antiquity (MUP) has won the inaugural Dick and Joan Green Family Award for Tasmanian History, reports the Advocate. The... Read more


Allan wins 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction

Lip magazine’s 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction has been presented to Liz Allan for her story ‘Our Voices, Fierce’. Margot McGovern, on behalf of the judging panel, described the winning... Read more
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US online sales tax ruling applauded by booksellers

In the US, the Supreme Court has ruled that online retailers with no physical presence in a state are required to collect tax on sales in that state, reports Publishers... Read more



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