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10 August 2020


Scott joins WA Writers Hall of Fame, WA Prem’s Book Award winners announced

The winners of the 2019 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards have been announced, with Kim Scott inducted into the Western Australian Writers Hall of Fame. Scott’s works include the award-winning... Read more


Create NSW funding recipients announced; future of Writing NSW ‘at risk’

Create NSW has announced the recipients of its Multi-Year Organisations Funding. In the literature category, four organisations received combined funding of $570,000: Red Room Poetry ($125,000): To support its vision for... Read more
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A&U announces new crime fiction prize

Allen & Unwin (A&U) has announced a new prize for an unpublished crime or thriller manuscript, with the winner to receive a publishing contract and advance against royalties of $25,000.... Read more


Magabala acquires Reid’s ‘Our Matriarchs Matter’ x

Magabala Books has acquired Our Matriarchs Matter by Wiradjuri and Wailwan activist, lawyer and co-founder of Instagram account Blackfulla Bookclub, Teela May Reid. The publisher acquired the work of junior... Read more
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Hardie Grant acquires Ellis’ ‘Sex, Lies and Question Time’ x

Hardie Grant Books has acquired Sex, Lies and Question Time: The successes and struggles of women in Australia’s parliament by former Australian politician Kate Ellis. The publisher said Ellis’ book... Read more


Bestsellers: Latest Robotham debuts at number two x

As Bluey: Big Backyard spends its third consecutive week at the top of the Australian bestsellers chart, Michael Robotham’s latest thriller is this week’s highest new entry, making its debut... Read more
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HarperCollins revenue down 5%

HarperCollins’ total revenue fell 5% in the year to 30 June, according to parent company News Corp. In its annual earnings report, News Corp reported that the publisher’s full year... Read more


Read the latest Publishers Weekly x

Books+Publishing is partnering with US trade news magazine Publishers Weekly to provide our subscribers with exclusive access to the weekly digital edition of PW magazine. This week’s features include: ‘History... Read more



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