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5 July 2019


Ovato to invest $1m in Melbourne printing facility

Ovato Book Printing, formerly Griffin Press, will invest $1 million in new technology as part of a new print-on-demand (POD) strategy. In June, Ovato relocated its POD service from Adelaide... Read more


Amazon Prime to adapt Sutherland’s ‘Our Chemical Hearts’ for film

Krystal Sutherland’s YA novel Our Chemical Hearts (Penguin) is being adapted for film by Amazon Studios for the Amazon Prime streaming service. The film, titled Chemical Hearts, is written and directed by... Read more
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Brio to publish new Dessaix book on ageing x

Brio has acquired ANZ rights to a new nonfiction book by Robert Dessaix, The Time of Our Lives: Growing old well, via Lyn Tranter at Australian Literary Management. Brio said... Read more


Hachette acquires middle-grade, YA novels by Binks

Hachette Australia has acquired ANZ rights to a middle-grade novel, The Year the Maps Changed, and a yet to be titled YA novel by literary agent Danielle Binks. The two-book... Read more
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‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ longlisted for Glass Bell Award

Heather Morris’ The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Echo) has been longlisted for the UK’s Glass Bell Award. Presented by London bookstore Goldsboro Books, the prize celebrates the best storytelling across all... Read more


UK Society of Authors launches £5000 prize for illustrated children’s books

In the UK, the Society of Authors (SoA) has launched the Queen’s Knickers Award, a new £5000 (A$8950) prize for children’s illustrated books aimed at readers aged 0–7. Aimed at... Read more
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