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15 March 2019


Ball to join S&S as Scribner publishing director x

Ben Ball will join Simon & Schuster Australia (S&S) in the newly created role of publishing director of Scribner, S&S’s literary imprint. Ball, who was made redundant from his previous... Read more


SWF 2019 program announced

The program has been announced for this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF), which runs from 29 April to 5 May. Fifty-five international guests and 360 Australian writers, academics and public... Read more
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MUP appoints new directors, editorial advisory board

Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) has appointed two new directors to its board, and announced eight members of its new editorial advisory board. Former managing director of Oxford University Press Australia... Read more


A&U acquires new Anh Do children’s books in three-series deal

Allen & Unwin has acquired ANZ rights to three new children’s series by Anh Do. ‘Wolf Girl’ is the first of three new series aimed at an older readership of... Read more
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Two Shelly Unwin board books sold to US

Alex Adsett at Alex Adsett Literary Agency has sold North American rights to Shelly Unwin’s board books You’re One! and You’re Two! (A&U, illus by Katherine Battersby) to Penguin Random... Read more


HQ Fiction acquires Armstrong novel ‘The Collaborator’

HarperCollins Australia imprint HQ Fiction has acquired world rights to the first book in eight years by author Diane Armstrong. Titled The Collaborator and based on a true story set in... Read more
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HBG and Hachette UK sales up despite Lagardère’s profits down

Hachette Book Group (HGB) in the US and Hachette UK have reported ‘strong’ sales growth in 2018, despite profits falling by 9.6% at parent company Lagardère Publishing. The UK business... Read more



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