Daily Newsletter (end March 2022)
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2 July 2018


Regency Media acquires Five Mile

Former Bonnier Publishing Australia children’s imprint Five Mile has been acquired by local electronic media and distribution business Regency Media. Under Regency Media ownership, the new iteration of Five Mile... Read more


Pengelly buys ‘Books+Publishing’; Tang steps down as EIC

Thorpe-Bowker general manager Gary Pengelly has started a new company, Books and Publishing Pty Ltd, and has purchased the Books+Publishing business from a local subsidiary of its US-based parent company,... Read more
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Higgins appointed GM of Dymocks Books

Dymocks has announced that Sophie Higgins, current head of marketing and merchandise, has been promoted to the role of Dymocks Books general manager, effective from 1 July. In her new... Read more


Hachette signs FitzSimons for six-book deal x

Hachette Australia has signed a six-book deal with author Peter FitzSimons. Negotiated directly with FitzSimons, the six-book deal will begin with Mutiny on the Bounty, which tells the story of... Read more
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S&S, Gibbs partner with Fairfax on ‘Good Food Guide’ x

Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) and former Lantern publishing director Julie Gibbs will partner with Fairfax Media to publish the 2019 edition of the Good Food Guide. Released in October... Read more


ABC Books signs gardening book by Costa Georgiadis x

ABC Books has acquired the first book by landscape architect and Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis. The as-yet-untitled gardening book will possess Georgiadis’ ‘unique, inimitable and delightful approach to nurturing... Read more
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Environment Award for Children’s Literature 2018 shortlist announced

The Wilderness Society has announced the shortlist for the 2018 Environment Award for Children’s Literature. The shortlisted books in each category are: Picture fiction Can You Find Me? (Gordon Winch,... Read more


Slam poets to represent Australia in the US

Four Melbourne-based slam poets will compete in the US National Poetry Slam in August this year. Poet Tenda McFly, the winner of a slam event held during the inaugural Melbourne... Read more


Bestsellers this week x

Last week’s highest new entry, footballer Alex Rance’s picture book Tiger’s Roar (A&U), climbs to sixth spot in this week’s overall bestsellers, while 2017 diet book The Clever Guts Diet, by... Read more


PRH India buys Hindi-language publisher Hind Pocket Books

Penguin Random House India has acquired Hind Pocket Books, one of the oldest and best-known Hindi-language publishers in India, reports the Bookseller. Established in 1958, Hind Pocket Books predominantly publishes... Read more



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