Hachette Australia has promoted a number of staff, including: Daniel Pilkington, Elise Winton, Penny Evershed and Naomi Gaskell in the sales department; Christine Fairbrother, Anna Egelstaff, Kelly Morton... Read more
Allen & Unwin are thrilled to announce that they have acquired UK/Commonwealth and ANZ rights to Australian author Dominic Smith’s novel At the Edge of a Wood, described by bestselling author of Billy Lynn’s Long Half-Time Walk, Ben Fountain, as ‘quite simply, one of the best novels I have ever read, and as close to perfect as any book I’m likely to encounter in my reading life.’ UK/Commonwealth rights were bought from Devon Mazzone at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, while ANZ rights were obtained from Gaby Naher at the Naher Agency. ‘Set in 17th century Holland, 1950s Manhattan and Sydney in 2000, At the Edge of a Wood is a breathtakingly accomplished story of art, forgery and deception which is both intelligent and utterly compelling,’ says Allen & Unwin’s trade publishing director Tom Gilliatt. Rights have also sold to Q Publishers in the Netherlands and Ullstein in Germany, with other deals imminent. Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Allen & Unwin will publish in 2016.
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Due to the overwhelming media buzz around Kevern write a book: The best of @Rudd2000 by Scott Bridges and Stephen Owen (ISBN 978-0-9924825-8-9; RRP $24.99), publisher Editia is reprinting immediately. The title will be available for order through NewSouth Books from next week.
It’s that time of year again when our Foundation is calling for submissions for our relevant programs, Book Buzz and Book Supply. We were blown away by the choice of materials that were submitted last year. To find out how to submit your books and for a selection criteria, please contact Tina Raye, ILF Program Manager, on 02 9280 0644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oz children’s books selections revealed for the Hello! from Australia exhibition at Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2015.
Illustrations from 32 books have been selected out of 109 submissions from 24 Australian publishers for 2015 Hello! from Australia exhibition.
The works, which celebrate and promote the vibrancy and variety of Australia’s children’s book illustrators and publishing, will be showcased at the 2015 Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
The exhibition is the seventh annual display of Australian children books to be displayed at the fair, and is an initiative of the Australian Publishers Association created in partnership with Books Illustrated, funded by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.
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