Entries for the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012 and $30,000 Best Writing Award 2012 are open.
The entry form is available at www.melbourneprize.org or call (03) 9696-4410 – entries close 16 July. Open to Victorian residents, all writing genres are eligible. Entry can be made either by the individual author or by nomination.
Walker Books Australia would like to advise that we have rejected the initial re-print of For All Creatures due to the reprint not meeting our high standards of production. To ensure the least amount of disruption possible and to endeavour to get the books to you as quickly as possible we will be airfreighting to fulfill our current backorders. The initial airfreight is due on 6 June and all existing backorders will be supplied from 13 June.
All stock of For All Creatures will be in the warehouse and available through HEDS (1300-551-721) from the 6 July.
Thank you for your on-going support, Walker Books Australia
HarperCollins Publishers Australia is delighted to congratulate Kim Westwood on winning the 2011 Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel for The Courier’s New Bicycle (9780732289881). To order, contact your HarperCollins Account Manager or Commercial Services on 1300-551-721.
Gumquest will handle distribution of Henry Miller’s Paris 1928 (John Libbey/Indiana) via Dennis Jones in July. Introduced by Tom Thompson, with drawings by Garry Shead, this is the first publication in English. An audio version from Bolinda as read by Lynn Hard will also be available. More information via firstname.lastname@example.org
It is with much delight that we congratulate two of our authors on their ABIA wins last Friday night. Congratulations to William McInnes on winning the General Non-Fiction Book of the Year for Worse Things Happen at Sea, which he wrote with his late wife, Sarah Watt. Congratulations also to Favel Parrett on winning Newcomer of the Year for her novel Past the Shallows.
To order copies of Worse Things Happen at Sea (ISBN: 9780733628023) 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.
HarperCollins Australia is delighted to report that Catherine Milne will be joining the company as an associate publisher for non fiction on 25 June. Milne is well known and respected for her role as Development Editor and several stints as Acting Commissioning Editor at Allen and Unwin over the past nine years.
Announcing the news, Head of Non Fiction, Fiona Henderson, said ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to be welcoming a new member to our team with such energy, enthusiasm and experience, along with a stellar reputation amongst authors, agents, and her fellow editors and publishers. Along with a sharp eye for a commercial opportunity and the ability to shape a good idea into a great book, Catherine comes with a formidable reputation as a passionate, articulate advocate for her authors and their books.’
HarperCollins Publishers Australia announced today that HEDS (Harper Entertainment Distribution Services) is going to change its freight forwarder from Toll IPEC to XL Express.
Toll IPEC will deliver the June release [in store date Tuesday 22 May) and backlist for all HEDS titles, its agencies and its distribution clients, Harlequin, Murdoch Books and Walker Books, up to and including Friday 1 June 2012. XL Express will commence deliveries from Monday 4 June, 2012 for all books distributed by HEDS, including publications by HarperCollins, its agencies and distribution clients.
Booksellers Please Note: All authorised returns will be captured by XL Express from Monday 30 April. Details will be provided by HEDS’ Commercial Services Team upon request for returns authorisation. Delivery times will remain unchanged at this stage, however going forward HEDS will be reviewing some release dates to reduce the amount of deliveries per day to booksellers in peak periods. By moving to XL Express, HEDS is looking forward to an improved distribution service which will be to the benefit of its customers. If you have any questions regarding this change in freight forwarder, please contact HEDS’ Commercial Services Team on 1300-551-721.
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