FURIA, the new journal of literary short stories has published its first issue, with authors including Cassandra Atherton and Les Zigomanis. Available from firstname.lastname@example.org. $10. ISBN: 978-0-646-91032-1 ISSN 2202-7793. 108 pages
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) invites book industry staff to the Victorian Christmas party: ‘Come and celebrate another year in bookselling and tell your rep how much you appreciate all the work they do for you! Eat, drink and talk shop (or not!)’
Venue: Bomba Bar, Level 5 103 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Date: 26 November, 7-9pm Tickets are $25 and include food and drink. Bookings can be made online at www.aba.org.au or for further information contact the ABA office on (03) 9859-7322
Nominations for the Rep of the Year Award can be made here
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Doris Lessing, the British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Laureate, has died at the age of 94. The internationally acclaimed writer died peacefully at her London home.
Lessing, who was best known for The Golden Notebook and The Grass is Singing, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007 for her life’s work at the age of 87.
Her short story The Grandmothers has recently been adapted in to the feature film Adoration.
HarperCollins Publishing Director Shona Martyn said: “Doris Lessing made an immense contribution through her writing and all of us at HarperCollins are saddened by her loss. She was an inspiration to many and all of us at HarperCollins are proud to have been associated with her. Her work will live on.”
HarperCollins would like to congratulate Pamela Williams, author of the best-selling book on the decline of the Fairfax media empire, Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge (ISBN 9780732297664), which has been shortlisted for the prestigious Walkley Book Award 2013. The winner will be announced in Brisbane on 28 November.
Nominations are now being accepted for Australia’s largest and most important award for business literature, the Ashurst Business Literature Prize (previously the Blake Dawson Business Literature Prize).
For the first time in its decade-long history, the $30,000 Ashurst Business Literature Prize will be open to Australian authored works addressing Australian or international and global commercial life and its participants.
The range of subjects covered by the prize includes corporate and commercial literature, histories, accounts and analyses of corporate affairs as well as biographies of business people. As in previous years, authors must be Australian citizens or permanent residents in order to be eligible.
Books eligible for nomination must have been first published between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013, and be commercially available in Australia within this period.
Taylor & Francis Group will open its Books division in Australia and New Zealand in 2014.
Since 2000 the books business of Taylor & Francis has had full sales and marketing representation and distribution through Palgrave Macmillan and that will continue until end March 2014.
Taylor & Francis is currently finalising its future distribution arrangements and an announcement is imminent. Recruitment of sales and marketing personnel is in process and announcements to the market will follow.
Taylor & Francis Books’ Regional Director for ANZ, Anthony McKenney, most recently Sales Director at Macmillan Science and Education, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for any initial enquiries. Nerida Fearnley-Gill, the new Key Accounts and Online Resources Manager, is available to answer any trade and online enquiries throughout the transition from Palgrave Macmillan; moving across from Ingram, she can be contacted at email@example.com
The head office of Taylor & Francis Books will be based in Melbourne, where T&F already have a Journals publishing operation.
A more detailed announcement regarding the transition will follow shortly. In the meantime all current day-to-day sales, marketing and distribution enquiries should continue to be directed to Palgrave Macmillan or Macmillan Distribution Services.
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