US-based Australian literary agent Virginia Lloyd recently travelled to Australia to meet with some of the major trade publishers. On her blog she summarises what Australian publishers are... Read more
Clayton Wehner, co-owner of online bookstore Boomerang Books and ebookstore Booku, has joined the management committee of the Australian Booksellers Association, filling an existing vacancy.... Read more
Study with two of the world’s leading publishers. February marks the start of three exciting courses on offer from Faber Academy at Allen & Unwin; Writing a Novel (Sydney and Melbourne), True Stories: Writing Memoir and Narrative non-fiction (Sydney) and Writing for Children (Melbourne).
Hal Leonard Corporation in the US has appointed the Eurospan Group as its agent to market, sell and distribute its five book imprints (plus distributed publishers) in Australasia. Hal Leonard is the world’s largest music print publisher. For over 60 years, it has been publishing and distributing publications for virtually every type of instrument and ensemble.
Titles published by Backbeat Books, Limelight Editions, Amadeus Press, Applause Theatre and Cinema Books, and Hal Leonard Books, are suitable for the general reader, the professional and the academic.
While Hal Leonard’s Melbourne office will continue to supply sheet music and books to music stores, Eurospan is now energetically promoting and selling its books to booksellers and their customers.
Justin Ractliffe, currently Head of Digital Marketing at Random House Australia, will join Hachette Australia in January 2013 as Sales and Marketing Director of the Hodder and Headline divisions.
Matt Richell, Deputy Managing Director of Hachette Australia, said: ‘I’m delighted to welcome Justin to Hachette. His strong sales and marketing experience will benefit us hugely as we continue to strengthen our relationships with print and digital retailers, the media, and, ever more crucially, readers.’
Justin Ractliffe said, ‘I am very excited to be working with Matt and everyone at Hachette. Hodder and Headline are incredible lists and I look forward to being part of the team dedicated to their growth and development.’
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