The choice between digital and printed proofs is dividing booksellers, according to Books+Publishing’s latest Talkback column. Gleebooks’ David Gaunt and Dymocks Adelaide’s Mandy Macky both... Read more
Murray St Leger, former managing director of McGraw-Hill Australia and president of the Australian Publishers Association (APA), has been appointed deputy chief executive of Copyright Agency and... Read more
Australian Publishers Association (APA) professional development sessions include: Metadata Magic: The Essentials with Gavin King: Tuesday 26 February (Sydney) A half day ‘essentials’ seminar which will... Read more
The first Australian Publishers Assocaition (APA) professional development workshops for 2013 are open for booking. Tuesday 26 February: Sydney (Melbourne TBC) Metadata Magic: The Essentials with... Read more
HarperCollinsPublishers congratulates Hilary Mantel on winning the 2012 Costa Book of the Year, for Bring up the Bodies. Hilary Mantel is the first novelist to win both the Man Booker and the Costa Prize in the same year. She was awarded the prize last week after a unanimous vote from the judging panel.
Chair of the judges, Dame Jenni Murray said, ‘One book simply stood head and shoulders, more than head and shoulders … on stilts, above the rest. We had a really good discussion, like being at a high powered book club and I said, “Okay, let’s have a vote on Bring up the Bodies” and every hand went up.’
Shona Martyn, Publishing Director at HarperCollins said, ‘Hilary Mantel is, without doubt, one of the most significant writers working in the English language today. To write Wolf Hall could have been the pinnacle of any career to follow with the equally brilliant Bring up the Bodies is a true measure of an author at the height of her powers. We are proud – but not surprised – that Bring up the Bodies has pulled off this historic award double. Even better, Hilary Mantel is now working on the third Thomas Cromwell novel and, like all her fans, I can’t wait!’
From award-winning duo Nick Earls and Terry Whidborne comes the second book in the acclaimed, action-packed trilogy, Word Hunters: The Lost Hunters. The best bookshop window display will win a limited edition piece of artwork from Terry Whidborne. Email in pictures of your Word Hunters windows to firstname.lastname@example.org to be in the draw! Winner will be chosen at the end of March 2013.
Order stock from: Penguin Books on (03) 9811-2555 or 1800-338-836 Book title: Word Hunters: The Lost Hunters Publisher: UQP Publication date: 23/2/2013 ISBN: 978 0 7022 4958 7 Price: AUD $14.95
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