Daily Newsletter (end March 2022)
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1 February 2022


WAYRBA 2022 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2022 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (WAYRBA) have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category, including middle-grade, which is a new category being trialled... Read more


QBD launches dedicated manga website x

Australian bookselling chain QBD Books has launched a dedicated manga online shop. Sales of manga from all publisher groups more than doubled in Australia in 2021 both in volume and... Read more
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Stevenson’s ‘Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone’ optioned by HBO x

Benjamin Stevenson’s third novel Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone, a ‘stylish and edgy new murder mystery’ to be published locally by Penguin Random House Australia and New Zealand... Read more


Hachette acquires historical crime novel ‘The Only Child’ x

Hachette Australia has acquired ANZ, UK and Commonwealth rights to The Only Child by Kayte Nunn, in a joint deal between Jill Marsal at Marsal Lyon, Hachette head of fiction... Read more
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UK indie publishers rally for support as costs spiral

In the UK, independent publishers are rallying for support in the face of rising costs, including price hikes of up to 40% for printing, reports the Bookseller. Last week the... Read more


New Animal (Ella Baxter, A&U)

Amelia is numb. Ever since a heartbreaking event a year ago, unable to let go of the tragedy, she finds herself stuck in place. Struggling to find connection, she absorbs... Read more
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