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NewSouth Books is thrilled to announce that the following authors have been invited to participate in The Sydney Writer’s Festival (May 2012):
Robert Gray, Geoffrey Lehman, Kerryn Goldsworthy, Matt Condon, Alex Mitchell, Tanveer Ahmed, Anne Henderson, Peter Corris, Sophie Cunningham, Adrian Franklin, Penny Russell, Delia Falconer, Nick Lomb, Michelle Arrow, Ann Curthoys, Tom Griffiths, Sylvia Lawson, Stephen Muecke, Geoff Page, and Mark Tredinnick.
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Our heartiest congratulations go to William McInnes for Worse Things Happen at Sea (General Non-Fiction Book of the Year and Book of the Year); Favel Parrett for Past the Shallows (Literary Fiction Book of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Book of the Year); Jessica Shirvington for Embrace, Enticed and Emblaze (International Success of the Year); Marion von Adlerstein for The Freudian Slip (General Fiction Book of the Year) and Michael Robotham for The Wreckage (General Fiction Book of the Year), on being shortlisted in the 2012 ABIA Awards.
To order copies of Worse Things Happen at Sea (ISBN: 9780733628023), Past the Shallows (ISBN: 9780733626579), Embrace (ISBN: 9780734411846, C format and 9780734412393, B format), Enticed (ISBN: 9780734411853), Emblaze (ISBN: 9780734411860), The Freudian Slip (ISBN: 9780733628962) and The Wreckage (ISBN: 9781847442215, C format and 9780751541106, B format) please contact Alliance Distribution Services customer service on toll-free fax 1800-664-477 or tel (02) 4390-1300.
HarperCollins today announced a review of their field sales operation.
Michael Moynahan, CEO, explained: ‘Unfortunately the current market necessitates a change. We are committed to providing Australian booksellers with the best service we possibly can as publishers, but we also recognise that modern communications allow us to do this in a very different way. We will shortly be launching a dedicated bookseller website, supported by an enlarged head office telemarketing team, which will enable us to sell our books direct to bookstores.
‘This means the traditional role of the Account Manager needs to evolve. The emphasis needs to shift from “sell-in” to “sell-out”, and that requires a greater focus on marketing. The new field roles, with the title of Local Sales & Marketing Manager, will enhance the service we offer our booksellers by giving the Local Sales & Marketing Managers time to focus on helping bookstores market themselves and our books to their local communities as effectively as possible. This will entail business management, planning, backlist promotions and communication management.’
James Kellow, Commercial Director, said: ‘We have a fantastic, dedicated and committed field sales team who, for a great many years, has represented HarperCollins with enthusiasm, professionalism and energy right across the country. I want to take this opportunity to thank them unreservedly, on behalf of the whole company, for the loyal service they have shown us, our authors and their books.
‘This is a sad day for HarperCollins and obviously painful for all concerned. We will lose some very good, loyal and long-serving HarperCollins’ team members, friends and colleagues. We will announce the results of the review as soon as possible.’
Due to huge demand for the Text Classics series coming in May, booksellers who order the dumpbin of all 30 Text Classics (9781921922626) will receive 20 free canvas bags rather than 30. The remaining 10 canvas bags will be delivered to bookshops in the second week in May, via UBD.
Pascal Press recently purchased all the Publishing assets of Steve Parish Publishing Pty Limited, including Calendars and Diaries, Educational and General Interest books, and Greeting Cards and Souvenir lines. We aim to provide continuity and a smooth transition to this iconic Australian brand for all customers. All Steve Parish Publishing titles can now be ordered using the Pascal Press SAN 9017984. Orders can be sent by email to email@example.com or faxed to (02) 8778-9944. Telephone enquiries can now be received at TL Distribution on (02) 8778-9999.
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