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4 November 2020

Report: Aus market up 4%, almost half of consumer sales online x

A report commissioned by Booktopia from consultants Frost & Sullivan has forecast that Australia’s overall book sales in the 2021 financial year will be up 4% on the previous year,... Read more

Booktopia to list on ASX in December x

Australian online bookseller Booktopia has lodged a prospectus with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to raise $43.1 million and list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in December.... Read more
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'The Killing Streets' wins 2020 Danger Prize

The Killing Streets by Tanya Bretherton (Hachette) has won the 2020 Danger Prize. Bretherton, who has been shortlisted for the prize for each of her three books, thanked prize administrators... Read more


Hicks wins inaugural SBS Emerging Writers' Competition

Papua New Guinean–Australian digital content maker, writer, director and producer Alana Hicks has won the inaugural SBS Emerging Writers’ Competition. Hicks’s entry was chosen as the winner from more than... Read more
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Serong shortlisted for 2020 Staunch Book Prize

Australian author Jock Serong has been shortlisted for the 2020 Staunch Book Prize, having won the inaugural award in 2018 for On the Java Ridge (Text). Serong is shortlisted for... Read more

Bookshop.org makes £65,000 in UK launch

In the UK, online retailer Bookshop.org made sales of around £65,000 (A$119,000) in its first day of trade on 2 November, reports the Bookseller. Around 150 independent bookshops have signed... Read more
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