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21 November 2019

 

Closing soon: complete our survey for your chance to win a free yearly subscription

Dear reader, You only have two days left to tell us what you think for the chance to win a free subscription to Books+Publishing! We’re currently conducting a reader survey to help... Read more
 

 

Christmas closing list: Submissions due Monday

Publishers and distributors are asked to submit their Christmas closing dates by 5pm, Monday 25 November. A full list will appear in the Weekly Book Newsletter on Wednesday 4 December.... Read more
 

CPA report estimates $600m in private sector arts support x

Creative Partnerships Australia (CPA) has published a new report called Giving Attitude, the first of its proposed biennial surveys of private sector support for the arts. Giving Attitude is based... Read more
 
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Recipients of $150k The Next Chapter initiative announced

The Wheeler Centre has announced the 10 recipients of the 2019 Next Chapter grants for developing writers, worth $15,000 each. The 2019 recipients are: Arthur Bolkas (nonfiction, VIC) Racheal Oak... Read more
 

 

‘See What You Made Me Do’ to be developed as TV documentary series x

Journalist Jess Hill’s nonfiction book See What You Made Me Do: Power, control and domestic abuse (Black Inc.) will be adapted into a documentary series to air on SBS TV... Read more
 

 

Hardie Grant Reconciliation Action Plan endorsed

Reconciliation Australia has endorsed Hardie Grant’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which sets a path for the company to work towards reconciliation and constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander... Read more
 
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ABC Books acquires Tilley memoir in six-figure deal x

ABC Books has acquired world rights to radio broadcaster Tom Tilley’s coming-of-age memoir Speaking in Tongues, in a six-figure deal via the Fordham Company. Tilley will step down as host... Read more
 

 

China ‘most active’ international market for Oz kids publishers: Insights from the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair x

A delegation of Australian publishers and agents attended this year’s China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF), which ran from 15–17 November. Wenona Byrne, Australia Council’s director of literature, reports... Read more
 

 

Book on Jack the Ripper’s victims wins £50k Baillie Gifford Prize for nonfiction

UK historian Hallie Rubenhold has won the £50,000 ($94,700) 2019 Baillie Gifford Prize for nonfiction for her book The Five: The untold lives of the women killed by Jack the... Read more
 
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