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9 June 2020


Australian authors and industry figures recognised in 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours

The recipients of the 2020 Queens Birthday Honours have been announced. Among the recipients were Australian authors and industry figures including Marcia Langton, Sean Dorney, Herb Wharton, Karen Williams, Scott... Read more

Perlego book ‘streaming’ service launches in Australia and New Zealand x

Textbook ‘streaming’ service Perlego, first established in 2016 by London-based founders Gauthier Van Malderen and Matt Davis, has launched in Australia and New Zealand. Van Malderen told Books+Publishing Australian demand... Read more
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Lit orgs, writers receive Create NSW funding

A number of literary organisations and writers are among the recipients of the second round of Create NSW’s annual organisation, project and Creative Koori Projects arts funding program, which has... Read more


UQP acquires debut essay collection by Nyuon x

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired a collection of essays on identity by South Sudanese–Australian lawyer, community advocate, writer and public speaker Nyadol Nyuon. Nyuon is a lawyer... Read more
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Bestsellers: Second week at number one for ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ x

Suzanne Collins’ ‘Hunger Games’ prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is spending its second consecutive week in the top spot on the Australian bestsellers chart following its number-one debut last week.... Read more

US publishing staff take collective action to protest industry’s role in systemic racism

In the US, more than 1100 workers in the publishing and media industries took a day off from work to spend time in service of the Black community on June... Read more
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