Daily Newsletter (end March 2022)
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2 December 2021

Send us your Christmas closing dates

To be included in Books+Publishing‘s annual list of publishers’ and distributors’ trade closing dates for the holiday period, please complete our Christmas closing dates survey by noon, Tuesday, 7 December.... Read more


McLean donates $1 million to Stella Prize

Sydney-based philanthropist Paula McLean, a long-time patron of the Stella Prize, has committed a gift of up to $1 million to the prize’s Stella Forever Fund, which aims to secure... Read more
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UQP acquires new Lucashenko novel ‘Edenglassie’ x

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired world rights to a new novel by 2019 Miles Franklin winner Melissa Lucashenko in ‘a major, competitive deal’ brokered by Alex Adsett... Read more


Ultimo acquires new Henry-Jones novel x

Ultimo Press has acquired ANZ rights to Eliza Henry-Jones’s latest novel Salt and Skin, in a deal brokered by Pippa Masson of Curtis Brown. Salt and Skin follows a troubled... Read more
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Stout wins MidnightSun cover design competition x

Abby Stout has been named the winner of MidnightSun’s 2021 book cover design competition. The competition, which ran during October, encouraged Australian designers to submit cover design concepts for two... Read more


Distribution of Sebold memoir halted after man jailed for her rape exonerated

The UK and US publishers of Alice Sebold’s bestselling memoir Lucky (Picador) have stopped the book’s distribution following the author’s apology to the man who was last week exonerated of... Read more
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