The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is holding a trivia night in Melbourne. Book industry people are invited to come along to help raise funds for the foundation. Those thinking about attending are asked to spread the word among friends, colleagues,... Read more
Entries are sought for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2014 in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, Australian history, poetry, young adult fiction, and children’s fiction.The awards are... Read more
Author Janet Werkmeister is touring libraries in Victoria to promote her latest book From Wireless to Wallabies, a biography of her grandfather Norman McCance. Initial dates are Wheelers Hill Library Wednesday 19th February at 7pm, Emerald Library Tuesday 18th March at 6pm and Rowville Library Saturday 29th March at 2pm.
A star of radio in 1920s Melbourne, Norman McCance reported on major events in Australian history for ABC radio, the Argus newspaper and the Melbourne Herald before his lifelong love of animals brought him new fame as a naturalist in the 1950s and 1960s.
From Wireless to Wallabies: A Life of Norman McCance Author Janet Werkmeister, with a foreword by Barry Jones Sid Harta Publishers, ISBN 9781922086143, RRP $34.95 Distributors Dennis Jones & Associates.
The fourth book in Black Inc.’s Redback series, Anzac’s Long Shadow: The Cost of Our National Obsession by former military officer James Brown, will be launched by Chris Masters in Sydney on Tuesday 18 February.
The publicity campaign will kick off with interviews on ABC TV 7.30 and The Drum, an extract and news story in TheAustralian, an extract on The Monthly and interviews on ABC Radio National Breakfast, ABC local radio Conversations with Richard Fidler and The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine and 6PR Breakfast, with more commercial radio to come.
Brown believes that Australia is spending too much time, money and emotion on the Anzac legend, and that today’s soldiers are suffering for it. Vividly evoking the war in Afghanistan, Brown reveals the experience of the modern soldier, and looks closely at the companies and clubs that trade on the Anzac story.
Anzac’s Long Shadow will be released on Monday 17 February
Text Publishing congratulates Rosemary Featherstone and staff at Torquay Books, VIC, who have won a $1,000 dinner to celebrate the release of Darrell Pitt’s love-it-or-your-money-back-guaranteed novel for 9-12 year olds, The Firebird Mystery.
Text is rapt that the small team at Torquay Books will be able to enjoy such a treat, and we hope they love telling customers about Darrell’s great debut and unprecedented eight-book deal!
Thanks to everyone who entered the competition. If booksellers would like posters, bookmarks or a reading copy of The Firebird Mystery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hardie Grant Egmont is delighted to announce the marketing, sales and distribution of Capstone Young Readers and Curious Fox into the trade in Australia.
This is effective 1st February 2014.
Capstone Young Readers create exciting reading experiences for toddlers to teens. The list covers board books, chapter books, graphic novels, drawing and how-to books with the primary focus on entertaining and extending the imaginations of children. Curious Fox books are designed to spark the curiosity of young minds and to encourage readers to seek out more great books as their love of reading grows.
Hardie Grant Egmont will stock must-have backlist and sell new releases from July 2014.
Contact your Hardie Grant Sales Manager today to find out more.
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