The shortlist for the Monash University Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing has been announced. Judges shorlisted 15 authors from almost 300 entries. See the list of authors here. ‘Creating... Read more
Gordon and Gotch has today announced that it has accepted an offer from Singdow Pty Ltd T/as Sunstate Books for the purchase of Brumby Books.
The key elements of the sale are as follows:
Brumby Books and Music will cease invoicing and delivering to retailers from their Melbourne warehouse on Friday 8 June 2012.
Sunstate Books will be rebranded to trade as Brumby Sunstate and will take over all books, cards and stationery distribution from Tuesday 12 June 2012, from their Brisbane warehouse.
Sunstate Books will not continue to distribute Brumby’s Music and DVD titles.
Replenishment orders and orders for upcoming new releases will be accepted by Brumby Books and Music Pty Ltd until Friday 8 June 2012. These orders will be transferred to Sunstate Books for fulfillment (if not already fulfilled by Friday 8 June 2012).
Return Authorisation Requests for retailers to return unsold stock to Brumby Books and Music must be received by Brumby Books and Music Customer Service no later than Friday 1 June 2012. Only stock eligible to be returned under the existing Brumby return policy will be accepted. Please note that Sunstate Books will not be able to accept returns of any stock invoiced by Brumby Books and Music prior to 8 June 2012.
All physical returns must be received by Brumby Books and Music’s Melbourne warehouse no later than Wednesday 27 June 2012.
Existing Brumby customers’ current terms of trade will be transferred to Sunstate Books.
Brumby Books and Music will continue to send monthly statements to its retail customers with the final account at Tuesday 31 July and account finalisation no later than Friday 31 August 2012.
Thames & Hudson congratulates the winners of the Owl Know How Window Competition. They are Paperbark Merchants, Westbooks, Fullers and Cando Books. We truly have some fabulously talented, creative and supportive booksellers – who made Cloudtown come alive! You will be contacted about your limited edition artwork prize shortly.
HarperCollins Publishers is delighted to announce that it has signed bestselling author, Rachael Treasure, for her next novel, The Farmer’s Wife, which will publish in 2013.
Rachael Treasure has been a trailblazer who created a whole new genre of fiction – commercial fiction that has at its heart rural life, priorities and issues (as well as strong page-turning romance and lots of animals!). Her novels Jillaroo, The Stockmen, The Rouseabout and The Cattleman’s Daughter have swept up the bestseller lists since she first published in 2002. Her book of short stories, The Girl and the Ghost-Grey Mare, is one of the bestselling collections in the last decade.
HarperCollins Publishing Director, Shona Martyn, said: ‘I am thrilled to be working with Rachael Treasure – and to have the opportunity to release these wonderful books around the world. Rachael is more than the Queen of a genre, she is one of Australia’s leading authors. The moral and practical dilemmas that form the centerpiece of her work have broad appeal – in the city as well as the country. We are inspired by her work, her ethics, energy and attitude to life.’
HarperCollins Head of Fiction, Sue Brockhoff said: ‘We love Rachael’s inspirational approach to storytelling. Her novels explore the vast emotional sweep of triumph, disaster, betrayal, and love in all its forms. This is balanced with a practical approach to the realities of rural living. As HarperCollins is at the forefront of digital publishing, we look forward to broadening Rachael’s audience in that area as well as in print.’
Rachael Treasure said: ‘I’m really excited about forging new creative pathways and partnerships with the vibrant team at HarperCollins. It is clearly a place where quality books and writing are cherished and I am overjoyed to be part of that culture.’
With only four weeks until conference the ABA has some very exciting announcements to make regarding additions to the already bursting program. The Celebrating Bookselling Gala Dinner line up will also include an appearance by Romona Koval (Text Publishing) and entertainment by ILF ambassador and ARIA Award winning artist, Josh Pyke.
Additional sessions as well as exciting new Exhibitors and Sponsors will be announced over the coming weeks so watch this space and don’t forget to purchase your Conference registration here, as this already popular event is sure to sell out.
Hachette Australia is thrilled to congratulate Pamela Freeman on winning the ‘Best Fantasy Novel’ in the 2011 Aurealis Awards for Ember and Ash.
Congratulations also to Hélène Young on being shortlisted in the ‘Romantic Elements’ category of the 2012 Romantic Book of the Year awards for her novel Shattered Sky. The winner will be announced at the RWA conference dinner on 18 August.
Finally, congratulations to Favel Parrett on being shortlisted in the Dobbie Encouragement Award, which recognises the accomplished work of a first published Australian female writer, for Past the Shallows. The winner will be announced on 25 July.
To order copies of Ember and Ash (ISBN: 9780733624223), Shattered Sky (ISBN: 9780733624919) and Past the Shallows (ISBN: 9780733626579) please contact Alliance Distribution Services customer service on toll-free fax 1800-664-477 or tel (02) 4390-1300.
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