The Click on Kids’: Children’s Digital Publishing Seminar will be held on Thursday 1 August in Sydney, supported by Australian Publishers Association (APA) Children’s Publishing Committee. The seminar venue is Aerial UTS... Read more
The Australian Educational Publishing Awards 2013 are open for nominations. The awards, presented by the Australian Publishers Association (APA), recognise the best educational materials published... Read more
Lonely Planet congratulates the four national winners of the ‘Share Your Travel Story’ retail display competition. We received more entries than ever for the retail competition which supports our annual ‘Travel Month’ promotion and were extremely impressed with the high calibre of entries. Each of the four winners will receive $1,000 in cash or retail vouchers to share with their team. Thank you to everyone who supported the promotion in 2013!
The B format of Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East by Benjamin Law is now available. The C format is now out of stock. To order the B format, contact United Book Distributors on 03 9811 2555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East Benjamin Law B format ISBN: 9781863956130 RRP $19.99 www.blackincbooks.com
Every year, tens of thousands of over-nourished, self-involved, slightly paunchy, social smoking, wee bit unfit, guilt-ridden First-Worlders pretend to take an interest in someone else’s problems for a change by having a dash at uncomfortableness for a weekend by doing theOxfam Trailwalker.
This year, it’s a HarperCollins team of Anna Valdinger, Jess Bramwell, Stu Smith and James Kellow. We’re walking 100 km in less than 48hrs to raise $8000 for Oxfam and we need you to help us out.
On Thursday 18 July we’re holding a fundraising Trivia Night. Bring your sharp minds and pots of gold – in addition to trivia, there will be an auction for the grand prize of 3 willing slaves for a day. We’ll archive, we’ll dust behind the shelves, we’ll de-sticker returns, James will spit-polish your Publisher of the Year trophies for a whole day! For a price.
5.45pm – 8.30pm Thursday 18 July
HarperCollins HQ Level 13, 201 Elizabeth St (cnr Park St) Sydney CBD.
Tickets $20 each. Team tables of 8 can be booked, otherwise we will put you in a team once you’ve RSVPed. Ticket price includes nibbles. RSVP COB Thursday 11th July (that’s next Thurs). Beer and wine available. Cash only at the door and on the bar (ATMs nearby).
Can’t make it? We’d still very much appreciate your donation to our team, The Geebung Polo Club, on the website here.
HarperCollins New Zealand has engaged journalist and editor, Finlay Macdonald to steer its local publishing program, led by ANZ Publishing Director Shona Martyn.
Finlay Macdonald has worked as a journalist, editor, publisher and broadcaster in New Zealand since 1986. He was editor of the New Zealand Listener magazine from 1998 to 2003, and deputy editor before that. He worked as commissioning editor at Penguin New Zealand from 2003 to 2005, during which time he published the late David Lange’s best-selling memoir My Life. He was an award-winning columnist for the Sunday Star-Times from 2003 to 2011, and continues to write for various publications. He is also a regular commentator on radio.
‘I’m delighted to be working with HarperCollins and to be re-entering the world of book publishing. I’m especially looking forward to working with existing and new authors to make the best books, and the right books, for New Zealand readers,’ says Macdonald. ‘Yes, there are definitely challenges ahead, but there are also great opportunities to bring energy and a commitment to quality to the local publishing scene.’
Shona Martyn says: ‘It will be exciting to work with Finlay who has a commitment to quality publishing, stellar contacts and an instinctive sense of the type of books that New Zealanders want to read.’
Finlay starts his work with HarperCollins on Thursday 18 July.
PacStream would like to remind all users to update their computer systems with the distribution changes for Thames & Hudson and Pan Macmillan titles. As of 1/7/2013 distribution of these titles is now via Alliance Distribution Services (SAN = 9012000). Any orders sent to Macmillan Distribution Services will not be supplied.
Transaction Publishers in the USA has appointed Eurospan as its agent to market, sell and distribute its books in Australasia – effective immediately.
Transaction is widely respected as a major publisher of social science books and serials. Subjects covered include economics, political science, history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, area research, urban studies, policy analysis, philosophy of social science, organisational behaviour, and criminology.
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