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18 April 2019

No ‘Daily’ until Tuesday

The Books+Publishing Daily newsletter will not be published tomorrow, 19 April, or on Monday, 22 April, due to the Easter public holidays. The next Daily will be published Tuesday, 23 April. Next week’s... Read more

Walsh, Kozlowski to be inducted into ABIA Hall of Fame; Chapman wins 2019 Rising Star award

Publisher and author Richard Walsh and children’s book specialist Kathy Kozlowski will be inducted into the ABIA Hall of Fame at the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) on Thursday, 2... Read more
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Russell Prize for Humour Writing 2019 shortlist announced

The State Library of NSW has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Russell Prize for Humour Writing. The shortlisted works are: The Hunter and Other Stories of Men (David Cohen,... Read more


Text sells book on Indigenous thinking to US for six-figure sum

Text Publishing has sold North American rights to Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save The World (Tyson Yunkaporta) to HarperCollins imprint HarperOne in a six-figure pre-empt. Agent David Forrer at... Read more
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HarperCollins acquires Waterland’s commercial fiction debut in two-book deal

HarperCollins has acquired world rights to the commercial fiction debut by author and comedian Rosie Waterland, in a two-book deal. Waterland’s yet-to-be-titled first novel tells the story of Olive Alexander,... Read more

Local writers awarded Krakow City of Literature residency

Two Australian authors, one New Zealand author and another from the UK have been awarded a two-month residency in Krakow, Poland as part of a Cities of Literature program. Melbourne... Read more
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Deakin University replaces Scribe as partner for Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers

Express Media has partnered with Deakin University to present the 2019 Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers. The prize began as a joint venture between Scribe and Express Media in 2013.... Read more

Hachette UK releases results of ethnicity pay gap report

Hachette UK has published an ethnicity pay gap report that compares the average wage earnings of the company’s Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff to the average earnings... Read more



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