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28 June 2018


A perfect companion to Evicted and Nickel and Dimed, Heartland reveals one woman’s experience of working class poverty with a startlingly observed, eye-opening, and topical personal story. Sarah Smarsh was born a fifth generation... Read more

300 attend 2018 ABA Conference; booksellers ‘surviving and thriving’ x

Close to 300 booksellers, exhibitors and guest speakers attended this year’s Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) conference and trade show, which was held in Canberra from 17-18 June. This year, the... Read more
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2018 ABA conference: value, volume up YTD; branding, staff management discussed x

Nielsen Book associate director Julie Winters presented an overview of the Australian book market at the 2018 Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) conference. Winters reported that the total book market is... Read more


‘Boy Swallows Universe’ to be published globally through HarperCollins

HarperCollins Australia has announced a global deal for Trent Dalton’s debut Boy Swallows Universe that will see the book published through HarperCollins companies across major English and translation markets. HarperCollins... Read more
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Text sells US, UK rights to Collette debut; Hillman picked up by Faber

Text Publishing has sold North American rights to Katherine Collette’s forthcoming debut The Helpline to Tara Parsons, editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster’s (S&S) Touchstone division in the US, in a... Read more


UQP acquires Birch’s new novel ‘The White Girl’

University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired author Tony Birch’s third novel, The White Girl. World (including translation) rights were acquired by UQP publishing director and acting-CEO Madonna Duffy, as... Read more
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UK survey reveals 15% drop in average author earnings since 2013

In the UK, the latest income survey from the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) has found that writers’ average earnings have fallen by 15% since the last review in... Read more



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