Daily Newsletter (end March 2022)
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3 March 2020


Book industry figures create climate action group

Writer Sophie Cunningham, children’s author Lorna Hendry and Berbay sales and marketing manager Kirsty Wilson have founded an industry action group to address climate change. The Book Industry for Climate... Read more


New $30,000 historical fiction prize

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) and infrastructure and facilities service provider ARA Group have announced a new $30,000 award for an outstanding historical novelist. The award is open to... Read more
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Giramondo, Fitzcarraldo, New Directions establish award for lit fic

Giramondo Publishing has partnered with Fitzcarraldo Editions in the UK and New Directions in the US on a new award for literary fiction. Awarded biennially, the Novel Prize will be... Read more


Latest ‘Treehouse’ tops 2019 Australian children’s charts x

The 117-Storey Treehouse, the ninth book in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton’s ‘Treehouse’ series, was the bestselling Australian children’s book in 2019, with 213,102 copies sold. It managed to hold... Read more
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Big five US publishers, Amazon withdraw from LBF

Amazon and the US businesses of HarperCollins, Hachette and Penguin Random House are the latest publishers to withdraw staff from the London Book Fair (LBF) due to the coronavirus outbreak,... Read more


Hachette UK revenue down 1.4% in 2019

Lagardère full-year results show that Hachette UK’s revenue was down 1.4% in 2019, reports the Bookseller. Hachette UK CEO David Shelley said that while 2019 was a strong year for... Read more
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