Harper Voyager is offering writers the chance to submit full, unagented manuscripts for a limited two-week period for digital publication. Harper Voyager is home to some of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy, including George R. R. Martin, Raymond E. Feist, Robin Hobb, Sara Douglass and Kylie Chan. The submission portal, www.harpervoyagersubmissions.com, will be open from 1 October to 14 October 2012. The manuscripts will then be read and those most suited to the global Harper Voyager list will be selected jointly by editors in the USA, UK and Australia. Accepted submissions will benefit from the full publishing process, including marketing and sales support in World English markets.
The submissions and digital publications are a joint, global effort by Harper Voyager, spearheaded by Deputy Publisher Director Emma Coode in the United Kingdom, Associate Publisher Deonie Fiford in Australia, and Executive Editor Diana Gill in the United States. In Australia, Associate Publisher Deonie Fiford said: ‘Harper Voyager is thrilled to offer writers the opportunity to be published digitally – we know there are many talented people out there with great manuscripts and we are keen to work together to create exciting digital books. We see this as a great chance to expand our list of outstanding authors and deliver exciting new digital content on a global stage. I am looking forward to discovering new authors who we can build into the future with Voyager books.’
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is delighted to announce that three of our titles were recognised in the Australian Educational Publishing Awards 2012, in the category ‘Tertiary (Adaptations) Teaching and Learning Resource’. They are: • Evans & Brown: Videbeck’s Mental Health Nursing, published October 2011 – short-listed: • Lewis & Foley: Weber & Kelley’s Health Assessment in Nursing, published May 2011 – short-listed and Highly Commended; and • McKenna & Lim: Karch’s Pharmacology for Nursing and Midwifery 1e, published October 2011 – short-listed and also the overall Category Winner. Congratulations to our authors and contributors! This success is a great acknowledgement of the quality and excellence of these publications.
Destined to Play the first exciting novel in Indigo Bloome’s erotic Avalon trilogy has sold over 100,000 copies in the UK in less than a month in print and e-book, snaring the number seven spot on the prestigious Sunday Times Bestseller list for the three consecutive weeks. Strong sales in ANZ and the UK have lead to huge interest in rights sales globally and HarperCollins US has just published in North America. Rights have now sold in the following territories: UK – HarperCollins UK; North America – HarperCollins US; World Spanish – La Esfera de los Libros; Polish to Czarna Owca; Turkish to Altin Kitaplar; Brazilian to Editora Fundamento; Japanese to Shueisha Creative Inc.; Dutch to Xander Uitgevers; World English language audio rights to Bolinda Publishing. The second book in the series Destined to Feel is due to be published in Australia in October 2012, followed by Destined to Fly in early 2013.
Lonely Planet congratulates the winners of the ‘Travel Month 2012’ window display competition. Travel Month received fantastic support from book sellers around the country. With so many outstanding displays it was extremely difficult to pick four winners, so we have shared the prize pool with eight ‘runners up’ instead!
See below for the full list of winners. Each book seller received $500 from Lonely Planet.
Winners: NSW: Dymocks Tuggeranong QLD: Dymocks Indooroopilly TAS: Hobart Map Centre SA: Dymocks Rundle Mall and The Map Shop VIC: RACV Werribee and Swinburne University WA: Boffins Bookshop
Xmplar have released cop-e-boox v 0.1, a bundle of open-source stylesheets and templates for learning XML digital publishing. Cop-e-boox works with desktop publishing software and has a browser interface that lets users set styles for document and page layout to produce ebook formats. The stylesheets produce PDF, EPUB 2 and XHTML web documents from a single-source publishing workflow. Small publishers can use cop-e-boox with lightweight commercial XML packages and are not locked into any proprietary system. A browser-based interface makes it easy to change text, tables and graphics styles for complex book layouts. The package is supported with training for small publishers that introduces the concepts and capabilities of XML for publishing. Xmplar are digital editors developing desktop publishing technologies. For more information, visit www.xmplar.biz.
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