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13 January 2020

Book sales value down three percent in 2019: Nielsen x

After five consecutive years of marginal growth in the Australian book market, book sales fell three percent in value in Australia in 2019, down $36 million to $1.14 billion, according... Read more


UWAP staff given six-month extensions; university to reconsider publishing model x

Staff at the University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP) have been given six-month extensions of their contracts, amid the university’s plans to reconsider the publishing model of the press. The... Read more
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MacDonald joins MUP as senior director of marketing and sales x

Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) has appointed Brian MacDonald as its new senior director of marketing and sales. MacDonald has moved to Melbourne from Canada, where he was the business development... Read more


Whitmont joins Booktopia Publisher Services x

Booktopia has announced that Scott Whitmont will be joining Booktopia’s distribution division Booktopia Publisher Services (BPS), in the role of business development and relationship manager. Whitmont was previously the owner... Read more
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Bestsellers: Bluey sticker book number one in the new year x

With Christmas over for another year, the number one book on the Australian bestseller chart in the first week of 2020 is sticker activity book Bluey: Time to Play! (Puffin).... Read more


Pearson sells remaining 25% stake in PRH to Bertelsmann

Pearson is selling its remaining 25% stake in Penguin Random House (PRH) to Bertelsmann, giving the German corporation 100% ownership of the world’s largest trade publisher, reports the Bookseller. The... Read more
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Costa Book Awards 2019 category winners announced

In the UK, the five category winners for the 2019 Costa Book Awards have been announced. The five winners were chosen from shortlists announced in November 2019. The winning authors each... Read more


Publishers Weekly x

Books+Publishing is partnering with US trade news magazine Publishers Weekly to provide our subscribers with exclusive access to the weekly digital edition of PW magazine for a limited time. This... Read more



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