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HarperCollinsPublishers is pleased to announce that it will be making a substantial donation to the Queensland Premier’s Disaster Fund of $73,681.30, with the royalties from the ABC Books’ 2011 publications of Flood and A Generous Helping.
Congratulations to the award-winning collaborative duo of Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood for their 2012 CBCA Awards Short-listing for Look, A Book! in the Picture Book of the Year category. This book about books is an experience – You never know where it may take you.
Booksellers, get ready for the sports autobiography of the year – In My Own Words by Brendan Fevola (9781742704210) out mid-year through Hardie Grant Books. With a national publicity campaign including TV, print and radio interviews as well as events and book signings, don’t miss your chance to sell THE Father’s Day book of the year – and the ONLY authorised book on one of the AFL’s most infamous players. For enquiries on catalogues and in-store display please email email@example.com or speak to your local Hardie Grant rep.
Inbooks would like to advise customers that we will shortly cease distribution of Salt Publishing. Customer returns will be accepted by Inbooks until 30 April. For any inquiries, please contact Inbooks on (02) 8988-5082.
HarperCollins Publishing Director Shona Martyn is pleased to announce that Libby O’Donnell is joining HarperCollins as International Rights Manager, replacing Hollie Zondanos who is off to run a Canadian fishing lodge.
Libby has worked at the Australian Publishers’ Association in a number of roles – most recently as Manager – Schools Education Publishing and Children’s Book Publishing. Indeed she has just returned from the Bologna Book Fair where she was overseeing an ongoing rights-based exhibition showcasing children’s illustrated fiction. In 2011 she received the Pixie Harris Award for Distinguished and Dedicated Service to the Development of Children’s Literature. She has also initiated promotion of Australian books in countries as diverse as Croatia and South Korea and attended the London and Tokyo Bookfairs. In her past life, she has been a bookseller as well as an editor in several Japanese publishing houses.
‘I am thrilled that Libby has accepted this role,’ said Shona Martyn. ‘Her diverse experience in the publishing industry both here and overseas and her passion for Australian books make her an ideal advocate for our authors.’
Thames & Hudson announce that Owl Know How stock has just arrived and will be flying into stores this week!
As seen in Frankie magazine, this crafty and quirky children’s picture book by Australian artists Isobel Knowles & Cat Rabbit, will be featured in various media, magazines and blogs around the country as they tour and conduct workshops, so make sure you have stock.
You are invited to attend the Melbourne launch of this book at Federation Square, No Vacancy Project Space on 4 April at 6pm – or find out about other events at www.owlknowhow.com.
For your chance to win one of five customised and hand crafted cute Owl Know How shop signs for your store, send a photo of your most imaginative, creative and engaging Owl Know How display to T&H by Monday 7 May.
For POS and promotional enquiries, and competition entries please contact Saraid at firstname.lastname@example.org. All orders should be directed to MDS.
OUP will be closed on Monday 2 April and Tuesday 3 April for annual stock take. Dispatching of orders will resume on Wednesday 4 April. Price and availability is available via our website: www.oup.com.au or TitlePage www.titlepage.com.
Suzanne O’Sullivan will join Hachette on 2 April as Commissioning Editor on the Lothian Children’s Books list. Suzanne, who replaces Jon Appleton, was most recently Senior Editor at Walker Books and before that was with Scholastic Press. Suzanne can be contacted at Suzanne.OSullivan@hachette.com.au.
From 1 May Christiana Szczerba of Top Shelf Agencies will commence representing Capricorn Link to Tasmanian booksellers. Capricorn Link wishes to thank its former agent Belinda Shreeve for her past services. Christiana can be contacted on 0409-349-869 or email: email@example.com.
After 30 years of silence, and on the eve of the verdict of a Fourth Inquest, Michael Chamberlain will release his own account of the death of his baby daughter Azaria Chamberlain in a heart-wrenching and compelling book. Never before has Michael Chamberlain spoken about this tragic event and the release comprises a number of picture sections with exclusive unreleased family images. The story of the Chamberlains has been the one subject that has divided many a dinner party throughout Australia and the world. Now for the first time we will be able to hear the true story of the man behind the woman! This is a must have release!
Michael will be available for author evenings and events to express interest please contact Sacha Gratton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales Representatives will be selling this book into the market on 1 May! Do not miss out on this opportunity to carry one of the longest awaited bios in Australia’s history.
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