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5 May 2020


Australia Reads receives $100K in federal funding, announces Reading Hour date change

The Australia Reads campaign has received $100,000 in funding from the federal government, it announced today. Chair of the Australia Reads committee, Hachette ANZ CEO Louise Sherwin-Stark, said the government... Read more


NZ publishers struggling after lockdown ‘obliterated’ April sales

The Publishers Association of New Zealand/Te Rau o Tākupu (PANZ) reports that the country’s book publishers ‘are struggling to regroup after seeing sales obliterated in April’. Under New Zealand’s month-long... Read more
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S&S appoints Nolan as commercial nonfiction publisher x

Simon & Schuster (S&S) has appointed Emma Nolan to the role of commercial nonfiction publisher. Nolan was previously head of entertainment for Pacific Magazines, where she oversaw and created content... Read more


Scribe acquisition of ‘The Palace Letters’ 'personal' for Rosenbloom x

Scribe has acquired The Palace Letters by Jenny Hocking via Jenny Darling & Associates. The book will cover Hocking’s efforts to make Australia’s National Archive release letters between former Australian... Read more
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Kavanagh, Callil among Copyright Agency-funded ‘emerging culture critics’

Book critics Bec Kavanagh and Jack Callil are among five ‘emerging culture critics’ appointed to write for Nine’s newspapers with its share of $150,000 in funding from the Copyright Agency... Read more

McGraw Hill and Cengage call off merger

McGraw Hill and Cengage have ‘mutually agreed to terminate their proposed merger’, according to a statement from McGraw Hill. According to the Bookseller, Cengage said the decision was brought about... Read more
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Gardners re-opens with 'much reduced staff'

In the UK, Garners has announced it is again accepting online orders and ‘will look to turning on further methods of accepting orders as soon as we can’, after having... Read more


Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2020 winners announced

In the US, the Mystery Writers of America has announced the winners of the 2020 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, which honour ‘the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television’ published... Read more



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