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1 October 2018


Inaugural recipients of $150k The Next Chapter initiative announced

The Wheeler Centre (TWC) has announced the 10 inaugural recipients of the 2018 Next Chapter grants for developing writers, each worth $15,000. The recipients of the grants will each be... Read more


Egan announced as incoming ABA CEO

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced Robbie Egan as incoming CEO, beginning in early December 2018. Currently the group operations manager at Readings, Egan has been treasurer and a... Read more
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HarperCollins, Hardie Grant, S&S and Walker join forces in NZ sales and marketing agency x

HarperCollins has announced a new combined sales and marketing agency in New Zealand, which will represent Hardie Grant, Simon & Schuster (S&S) and Walker Books. The new Auckland-based agency, which... Read more


PRH sells Stevenson crime-thriller debut in US and UK

Penguin Random House (PRH) has sold North American and UK (ex ANZ) rights to debut crime-thriller Greenlight (Michael Joseph) by Sydney-based author Benjamin Stevenson. PRH senior rights manager Nerrilee Weir... Read more
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Bestsellers this week x

Liane Moriarty’s latest novel Nine Perfect Strangers (Macmillan) has debuted at number one on this week’s top 10 bestseller chart, causing The Clockmaker’s Daughter (Kate Morton, A&U) to drop to the... Read more


Diversity reforms introduced at Carnegie, Greenaway awards following review

The UK’s Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has made several changes to the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards, following an independently chaired diversity review, reports the Bookseller.... Read more
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