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19 March 2020


ABA conference, BookUp postponed

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has postponed its annual conference, which was due to take place in Sydney on 21–22 June, with the following day’s inaugural BookUp event being postponed... Read more


Tan shortlisted for 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal

Shaun Tan has been shortlisted for the 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal for distinguished illustration in a book for children and young people for his book Tales from the Inner City... Read more
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Richardson wins Hazel Rowley Fellowship 2020

Writers Victoria has announced that Lance Richardson has been awarded the $15,000 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship for his proposed biography of writer, naturalist and Zen Buddhist, Peter Matthiessen. ‘Lance’s subject... Read more


Pantera acquires Courtney Act memoir x

Pantera Press has acquired ANZ rights to It’s All an Act, the debut memoir by Shane Jenek, the performer behind drag queen Courtney Act, via Wendy Richards at Working Management.... Read more
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Australian bookshops respond to Covid-19

Australian booksellers, like many retailers, are facing a big challenge right now. At this stage some shops have moved to online only, but many stores remain open and are trying... Read more

Macmillan lifts library embargo for new-release ebooks

In the US, Macmillan has abandoned its embargo on new-release ebooks in libraries, reports Publishers Weekly. ‘There are times in life when differences should be put aside,’ said Macmillan CEO... Read more
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