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1 May 2020


Hachette Aus experiences one of its ‘best ever’ first quarters, as Lagardère reports sales decline x

Hachette Australia has enjoyed one of its ‘best ever’ first quarters this year, despite Hachette Book Group parent company Lagardère reporting that year-on-year sales dipped 0.8% over the same period.... Read more


SWF launches podcast series to give 2020 program 'a new story'

The Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) will present more than 50 ‘re-imagined sessions’ from its 2020 program as a series of podcasts, after the festival was forced to cancel due to... Read more
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Black Inc. acquires local rights to 'On Pandemics' by Canadian epidemiologist x

Black Inc. has acquired ANZ rights to On Pandemics: Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus, by Canadian epidemiologist David Waltner-Toews. After acquiring the rights on 24 April, Black Inc. will publish... Read more


UQP sells ‘Too Much Lip’ to HarperVia

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) has sold world English-language rights (ex ANZ) to Melissa Lucashenko’s Too Much Lip to HarperCollins international imprint HarperVia. HarperOne Group president and publisher Judith... Read more
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O'Brien wins €10,000 Moth Poetry Prize

Queensland poet Damen O’Brien has won the €10,000 (A$19,400) Moth Poetry Prize for ‘The Nave’. The annual prize for a single unpublished poem is sponsored by the publishers of literary... Read more


ANZ picture books longlisted for World Illustration Awards

A number of Australian and New Zealand picture book creators have been longlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2020. Spanning 10 categories, the 500-strong longlist includes five ANZ illustrators nominated... Read more
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Covid-19 hits first quarter sales at Bertelsmann, Lagardère

The parent companies of Hachette and Penguin Random House (PRH) have both reported first-quarter revenue declines due to the challenges of Covid-19. According to Publishers Weekly, Lagardère—the parent company of... Read more



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