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18 March 2020

 

Australian Reading Hour expands, rebrands as Australia Reads

The Australian Reading Hour campaign will expand this year to encompass 17 days of activities from 1–17 September, under the new name Australia Reads. The campaign will be headlined by... Read more
 

 

McGuinness to leave NewSouth x

NewSouth publisher Phillipa McGuinness is leaving UNSW Press after 18 years to continue her career as an author. UNSW Press CEO Kathy Bail said McGuinness has made ‘a significant contribution’... Read more
 
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CBCA NSW branch conference postponed

The NSW branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has postponed its professional development conference until 8 September, in line with government directions about mass gatherings. Originally scheduled... Read more
 

 

Morrissey awarded Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship

John Morrissey, a Melbourne writer of Kalkadoon descent, has been awarded the 2020 Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship. Morrissey’s winning submission, ‘The Dig’, is described as ‘a riotous, page-turning short story... Read more
 
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Hardie Grant Egmont sells ‘Your Planet Needs You’ to five territories x

Hardie Grant Egmont has sold rights in five territories to Philip Bunting’s forthcoming picture book Your Planet Needs You! (May).  German-language rights were sold following a ‘significant’ pre-empt offer from... Read more
 

Amazon deprioritises book sales

In the US and Europe, Amazon has deprioritised book sales as the company works to meet the surge in demand for household staples, medical supplies and other high demand products,... Read more
 
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US kids authors launch digital festival in wake of cancellations

In the US, a group of children’s authors have launched a digital festival focused on children’s literature, after more than a dozen US literary festivals were cancelled in less than... Read more
 

 

 

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