Daily Newsletter (end March 2022)
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3 August 2021


Fuller wins 2020 ACT Book of the Year for ‘Ghost Bird’

Lisa Fuller has won the 2020 ACT Book of the Year award for her debut young adult novel Ghost Bird (UQP). The 2020 award was delayed due to Covid-19. Fuller,... Read more

Folio Books announces closure

The owners of Brisbane bookshop Folio Books have announced it will not reopen ‘for the foreseeable future’. Folio Books, which opened in Elizabeth Street in 1979, was most recently located... Read more
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Melbourne bookshops create new initiative to attract customers

Over the next four months, seven bookshops in the City of Melbourne will select a new book by a Victorian author and offer 25 percent off the cover price, in... Read more


Suckling steps down from Copyright Agency; SLV CEO Torney to depart library

The Copyright Agency has announced that Adam Suckling will be stepping down as CEO, following his decision to not renew his contract for another three-year term. Copyright Agency board chair... Read more
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Ultimo acquires Kassab’s ‘Australiana’ in two-book deal x

Ultimo Press has acquired world rights to two books by Yumna Kassab, in a deal brokered by Martin Shaw from Shaw Literary. Drawing from Kassab’s time teaching in rural Australia,... Read more


UK authors, illustrators protest mooted copyright changes

In the UK, over 2600 authors and illustrators have signed an open letter to protest the government’s reconsideration of copyright and trade laws, reports Publishing Perspectives. The letter comes after... Read more
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